Boys, The

Date: 1962
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Production Company: Atlas Productions

Stars: Richard Todd, Robert Morley, Dudley Sutton, Ronald Lacey
Location(s): London



Small gang of would-be Teddy Boys create a bit of mayhem which turn sour.

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A garage. Could it be the one we saw in Never Let Go?

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Cinema forecourt. Shaftesbury Avenue? Midland Bank and distinctive window across the road. Located by Christopher Matheson as the 'La Continentale' cinema Tottenham Court Road, London W1 with the Midland Bank 237 Tottenham Court Road on the corner with Bayley Street in the background. (RL)

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See Capture 2 (RL)

Bobby Willison identifies this as St. Mary Magdelene church, now on Rowington Close but on the corner of Woodchester Street and Cirencester Street at the time of filming. The church was also seen in 'The Blue Lamp' and 'Secret Ceremony'.

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Richard Lovejoy provides this modern view of the area.

Same street used in 'The Blue Lamp'. The shops on the right had been demolished when this film was made 15 years later.

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Now shot of the area. Guy Legge.

The demolished corner of Cirencester Street and Woodchester Street in W2.

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The same, very changed location. (RL)

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These buildings are identical to those in the opening sequence in 'A Cry From the Streets'. They were in Randells Road N1 off York Way. They have been demolished and are now a park. David Neicho.

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Randells Rd N1 off of York Way, now demolished. David Neicho.

These buildings, identical to those in the opening sequence in 'A Cry From the Streets', are now a park. David Neicho.

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Vanished and yes Bingfield Park, taken from Rufford Street. SJ

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Probably taken from the landing of one of the blocks looking north towards the industrial area of Vale Royal, hence the huge chimneys. David Neicho.

This is Delamere Terrace, Paddington and the wall is that of the canal, with Blomfield Road at the back. The road is also seen in 'Robbery', 'Count Five and Die' and 'Midnight Episode'.

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Now. Yes Delamere Terrace it is, from Lord Hills Road, West London.

This is Delamere Terrace W2.

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Now. Yes Blomfield Road at the rear, 'Georgie Girl' got married not too far up the road. The bridge on the left is the replacement for the bridge which appears in 'The Blue Lamp' and 'Innocent Meeting'.

Shaftesbury Avenue, central London? Buses and John Collier "The Window to Watch"... appearing in next shot

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The awning that he is under was outside Saxone shoe shop, 7 Electric Avenue, London SW9. Great research from RL after a long long time. (SJ)

And there's the John Collier shot.

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Electric Avenue looking over Brixton Road to its junction with Tunstall Road, London SW9. Note the white building for the match. RL (SJ)

And again.

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Same as above but with a bus to match the grab. RL (SJ)

South side of Piccadilly, at Piccadilly Circus, London, W1.

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RL has found the correct place. South side of Piccadilly looking east over Regent Street, St James’s. Replacing my inaccurate shot of March 2013. (SJ)

South side of Piccadilly, at Piccadilly Circus, London, W1.

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As above (SJ)

Cinerama Cinema, Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1. The theatre and the streets outside around also appear in 'Nowhere to Go', 'Go for a Take', 'The Small World of Sammy Lee', 'Street of Shadows' and 'Melody'.

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Reverted to the Prince Edward Theatre in 1978. RL (SJ)

True-Form shoes and (Friary) Meux beer (the latter seen below). Tottenham Court Road?

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Yes, Tottenham Court Road looking over Oxford Street to the Crossrail re-development. RL (SJ)

True-Form shoes (seen above) and (Friary) Meux beer. Tottenham Court Road?

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Tottenham Court Road looking north from outside the Dominion Theatre. RL (SJ)

A pub and a slope?????.?

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Yes! First the pub. The Bricklayers Arms, Gresse Street, London W1 identified by Ray Glenister and 24 hours later here is the proof. (RL)

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As identified by Ray Glenister, the Bricklayers Arms, Gresse Street, London W1. Some re-modelling but they still like their plants. (RL)

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And now the slope, Stephen Mews, London W1 identified by Ray Glenister showing further changes at the back of the premises. (RL)