Burnt Evidence

Date: 1954
Director: Daniel Birt
Production Company: Association of Cinema Technicians (A.C.T.)

Stars: Jane Hylton, Duncan Lamont, Donald Gray
Location(s): London

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Storyline:

An unidentified body is found after a fire when an unfaithful wife’s husband discovers that she intends to leave him for another.

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Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

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Views of traffic moving along busy streets appear after the titles end. Hammersmith Broadway in W6 with Shepherd’s Bush Road to the left and Hammersmith Road on the right.

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The Broadway in Ealing W5 seen from The Mall.

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After completing a job but not getting paid, self employed builder Jack Taylor drives homeward.

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Parking up in his yard, Jack Taylor (Duncan Lamont) gets out of the car and enters his workshop.

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The next day, Diana Taylor (Jane Hylton) walks along the High Street. The corner of High Street and Sandringham Mews in Ealing. The location appears in ‘A Run for Your Money’.

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The shot follows Mrs. Taylor. High Street with Sandringham Mews to the right.

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Leaving a hardware shop, Jack spots Diana from across the road. High Street in Ealing W5.

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Jack follows his wife to the apartment block where his old army pal Jimmy Thompson lives. Welsby Court on Montpelier Avenue in Ealing found by members of the Britmovie Forum.

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After following Diana into the flat and punching Jimmy on the nose, Jack walks through the streets. Montpelier Road near Montpelier Park W5 located on the Britmovie Forum.

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A car almost runs into the dejected man as he crosses the road. Montpelier Road with Thorpe Hall Mansions to the right.

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While Diana persuades Jimmy to help her husband's failing business, Jack contemplates his wife's affair as he walks by the river. Hammersmith Bridge, London W6 which is also seen in 'Duffer', 'A Nice Girl Like Me', 'Theatre of Blood', 'The Man Who Never Was', The Killing of Sister George' and many more.

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Jack eventually returns home to his empty house on fictional Cranby Road in SW6. Warwick Road in Ealing W5.

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Diana returns to the house with Jimmy Thompson (Donald Gray) after Jack leaves for his workshop. Warwick Road, Ealing.

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When a body is found in the charred remains following a fire at the workshop, Diana returns to look for Jimmy at his flat. Outside Welsby Court on Montpelier Avenue.

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Believing that the body in the workshop was Jack, police visit Thompson's employer as part of their investigations.

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Realising that they should be looking for Jack Taylor, Police begin to search for the missing man. A clue to this location may be the train passing over the bridge which is formed of former LMS (MR) suburban carriages.

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Plain clothed Officers are posted at railway stations.

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Passengers at London Airport are scrutinised.

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Detective Inspector Bob Edwards (Meredith Edwards) and Sergeant Alf Quinney (Cyril Smith) arrive to arrest Diane. Warwick Road almost opposite Richmond Road.

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After giving himself up to the police and clearing his name, Jack returns home with Diane. The corner of Warwick Road and Ascott Avenue.

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The camera follows the couple as they walk to their front door. Warwick Road in Ealing W5.