FILM : Wicked as They Come
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Wicked as They Come 1956 Arlene Dahl, Philip Carey, Herbert Marshall, Michael Goodliffe London
Director : Ken Hughes   Production Company : Frankovich Productions  Region : LONDON T-Z

A poor but beautiful woman sets her sights on rising to the top and lets nothing stand in her way.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

Also known as 'Portrait in Smoke' (US Title)

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Wicked as They Come - A montage of stock shots establish the setting for this film.
Wicked as They Come

withco001. A montage of stock shots establish the setting for this film.

Wicked as They Come - The montage ends in the back street slums of New York.
Wicked as They Come

withco002. The montage ends in the back street slums of New York.

Wicked as They Come - Posters advertising a beauty contest greet workers as they leave the Dreamline factory.
Wicked as They Come

withco003. Posters advertising a beauty contest greet workers as they leave the Dreamline factory.

Wicked as They Come - As Katherine Allenbourg passes through the gates, Mike Lewis (Marvin Kane) from 'Stylewear' spots the beautiful young woman.
Wicked as They Come

withco004. As Katherine Allenbourg passes through the gates, Mike Lewis (Marvin Kane) from 'Stylewear' spots the beautiful young woman.

Wicked as They Come - After winning the contest, Kathleen is flown to Europe. Stock footage of New York International Airport, Anderson Field, which became John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1963.
Wicked as They Come

withco005. After winning the contest, Kathleen is flown to Europe. Stock footage of New York International Airport, Anderson Field, which became John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1963.

Wicked as They Come - Arriving at London Airport, the contest winner is driven into the City. This could well be the entrance to London Airport on Bath Road opposite the junction of Sipson Road.
Wicked as They Come

withco006. Arriving at London Airport, the contest winner is driven into the City. This could well be the entrance to London Airport on Bath Road opposite the junction of Sipson Road.

Wicked as They Come - Buckingham Palace is passed. The London SW1 location has been seen a few times before.
Wicked as They Come

withco007. Buckingham Palace is passed. The London SW1 location has been seen a few times before.

withco007n. A rather touristy type shot by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-01-2017)

Wicked as They Come - The Bentley arrives at The May Fair hotel in Berkeley Square. Stratton Street, London W1.
Wicked as They Come

withco008. The Bentley arrives at The May Fair hotel in Berkeley Square. Stratton Street, London W1.

withco008n. Peter grabbed this picture of the hotel entrance from ground level.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-12-2016)

Wicked as They Come - After being given jewellery by admirer Larry Buckham, Kathy checks out of the hotel where he expects to meet her.
Wicked as They Come

withco009. After being given jewellery by admirer Larry Buckham, Kathy checks out of the hotel where he expects to meet her.

Wicked as They Come - And the jewels are taken to a pawn broker.
Wicked as They Come

withco010. And the jewels are taken to a pawn broker.

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