Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Paradine Case (1947)

dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Mrs. Paradine’s (Alida Valli) house – 33 Wilton Crescent, London SW1.

The police station – 28 Bow Street, London WC2. It was the oldest police station in London, located next to Bow Street Magistrates' Court, the most famous magistrates' court in England. The station was established in 1829, and closed in the 1990s. The court closed its doors in 2006 and the building was later sold to Austrian developers. Plans for the redevelopment include the retention of prison cells and the establishment of a police museum on the site.

Anthony Keane’s (Gregory Peck) house – 60 Portland Place, London W1

The prison – HMP Holloway, Parkhurst Road, London N7. The old castle-like building was demolished and replaced with a modern prison complex in 1971-1985.

Sir Simon’s (Charles Coburn) apartment building – Barrie House, Lancaster Gate, London W2

The street view of Keane’s house – Portland Place at Weymouth Street, London W1

Keane arriving in Cumbria – Coniston Railway Station, Coniston, Cumbria. The station was completely closed by 1962 and left to decay.

The station building – Braithwaite Railway Station, Braithwaite, Cumbria. In the film, Coniston and Braithwaite are supposed to be the same station but in reality, they are about 50 miles apart. The station closed in 1966. The building is now a private residence.

‘Station Hotel’ – Drunken Duck Inn, Barngates, Ambleside, Cumbria.

Riding to Hindley Hall – Yew Tree Farm, Coniston, Cumbria

The church on the road to Hindley Hall – Still searching for this location

The bridge – Grange Bridge, Grange, Keswick, Cumbria

Hindley Hall – Langdale Chase Hotel, Ambleside Road, Windermere, Cumbria

The lake view – Lake Windermere, Cumbria

Keane arriving in London – It’s probably Euston Station but it’s hard to confirm because the old station was demolished in 1961-62 and replaced with a new building.

The courthouse – Old Bailey, Old Bailey at Newgate Street, London EC4

Stage Fright (1950)

dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Eve Gill (Jane Wyman) and Jonathan Cooper (Richard Todd) driving away – Watling Street looking at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London EC4. The location is only approximate because the area to the east of St. Paul's Cathedral has been replanned.

Charlotte Inwood’s (Marlene Dietrich) house – 78 South Audley Street, London W1

Jonathan Cooper’s apartment – 13 Eaton Mews North, London SW1

Jonathan’s escape – the archway between Eaton Mews North and Eaton Place, London SW1

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – 62-64 Gower Street, London WC1

Commodore Gill's (Alastair Sim) house – Still searching for this location

Trafalgar Square, London WC2.

Eve meets Detective Wilfred O. Smith (Michael Wilding) – Shepherd's Tavern, 50 Hertford Street, London W1

Eve's house – 11 Church Row, London NW3

Eve’s date with "Ordinary" Smith – Parliament Square, London

Roehampton Club Theatrical Garden Party – this was filmed on a studio backlot

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Million Pound Note (1954)

dir. Ronald Neame

Starving Henry Adams (Gregory Peck) watching a family picnic – Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, London W2

The American Embassy – Still searching for this location

The rich brothers’ (Ronald Squire and Wilfrid Hyde-White) house – 47 Belgrave Square, London SW1

Chasing the note – 45 Belgrave Square, London SW1

Chasing the note continues – Chapel Street at Montrose Place, London SW1

The tailor shop – 1 Savile Row, London W1. Gieves and Hawkes, one of the oldest bespoke tailoring companies in the world, is actually located there.

Henry and Portia (Jane Griffiths) boating on the lake – Serpentine Lake, Hyde Park, London W2

Portia’s house – Still searching for this location