Cry from the Streets, A

Date: 1958
Director: Lewis Glibert
Production Company: Film Traders Ltd.

Stars: Barbara Murray, Max Bygraves, Mona Washbourne, Elanor Summerfield, Dana Winter
Location(s): London, Home Counties

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Two welfare workers becomes fond of each other and the orphans under charge… Originally loaded on 24/12/2010 by JT from a very dodgy TV print! Now spruced up and enhanced. SJ

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Looking north from the corner of Randell's Road and Rufford Street, N1. There are two towers visible. I think the closer one on the left is the 1983 demolished Vale Royal, also known as The Ebonite Tower whereas the further on the right is the Caledonian Clock Tower.

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The Caledonian Clock Tower, grade II listed, on the site of the former Metropolitan Cattle Market, now Caledonian Park, Market Road, Holloway, N7. SJ

Randell's Road, London, N1, information with thanks from David Neicho. With the huge chimney from the Vale Royal, which appears in 'The Boys'.

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It is actually Rufford St, off Randells Rd. I was not able to get the height or the exact angle but it is much the same despite the passing years. I suggest that the tall building is actually the Caledonian Park Clock Tower, just visible through the tree on the left. (RL)

"Beaconsfield Buildings were knocked down and Crumbles Castle Adventure Playground was built on its site." says FF.

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Looking east. Maybe not the correct angle but this shows Bingfield Park, the cleared area. SJ

Rufford Street, London, N1, info from David Neicho.

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Rufford St, off Randells Road. The buildings on the right were cleared and not re-developed. (RL)

Probably Euston Road, maybe the Welcome Foundation? Murray leaves her offices.

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The Judd Street entrance to Camden Town Hall. Wrong angle and rather a large lorry. SJ

Euston Road, St Pancras in the distance.

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Euston Road and Judd Street. SJ.

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Ken Jenkins says: my Nan is one of the ladies looking over the balcony, furthest from the camera and her name was Elizabeth Halls. The flats were called Beaconsfield Buildings and they were in Bingfield Street off the Caledonian Road. The location was seen in 'What a Crazy World'.

Modern, at least when the film was made, flats, off the Cally Road? Maybe Caledonian Road area north London?

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Charlotte Terrace, London, N1. Many thanks to David Neicho, one of our regular contributors. Well spotted David.

Modern, at least when the film was made, flats, off the Cally Road? Maybe Caledonian Road area north London?

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Molton House, Charlotte Terrace, London, N1. Thanks to David Neicho again.

More flats, could this be coming south towards Russell Square? The apparent tower with a black roof is in fact a lamp hanging from the pub, which has shops beside, and then tenements.

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Collier St/ Calshot St, London, N1. Was the Earl 0f Lonsdale pub, now demolished. Photo David Neicho. Thanks David.

Panning right.

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Collier St/ Calshot St, London, N1. Was the Earl of Lonsdale pub, now demolished. Photo David Neicho. Thanks David... Pub was actually the Marquess of Cornwallis says FF

H.J. Parker visible as the pan continues right.

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Calshot St, London, N1. All rebuilt so no real streets left. Another good identification from David Neicho. Thanks David.

And more to the right.

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Calshot St, London, N1. All rebuilt so no real streets left. Another good identification from David Neicho. Thanks David.

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A happy stroll for Murray through a market place, still under the credits: W J Jones and Son in the background were at 32 Hampstead Road, London NW1, all now re-developed. (RL)

Aided by a signpost reading "Hatfield, The North - A1" (thank Ron Johnson), this is The Angel Islington, looking east, opposite a ex-pub called the Blue Coat Boy. The building on the left by the cyclist was a Lyons corner shop now the Co-op bank, says Mark Markson.

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To support Mark's identification. (RL)

This I suspect is not too far from St Margaret's studios in Twickenham.

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Indeed, not too far, Cambridge Park, Twickenham, TW1 but changes and re-development has occurred.

The orphanage.

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Now extended, converted into flats and called Hatfield House, Cambridge Park, Twickenham. (RL)

In the grounds of the orphanage catching the house to the side.

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Taken from outside the grounds as the houses, also in Cambridge Park cannot now be viewed from the grounds. (RL)

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An old style King's Cross station... "This entrance is still on Pentonville Rd.," says FF.

The approach.

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The Fairlawns development. (RL)

There has been some rebuilding but this is the corner of Percy Circus and Vernon Rise looking towards King's Cross Road.

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Peter provides this comparison of the rebuilt corner but the Northumberland Arms public house seen in the screen capture is hidden by greenery.

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The clearer grab reveals Portland Signs as Bygraves walks down the street ... Portland Signs were, I believe, at 91 Osnaburgh Street, London NW1 (RL) Martin confirms and expands on the location. The building in the background is Windsor House, Cumberland Market, London NW1, the foreground is indeed Osnaburgh Street, with The Duke of Clarence on the corner with Robert Street and Portland Signs actually at No92 (RL)

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It appeared to say W Cowther over the shop and Radio Television below but the clearer grab reveals W. Lother. Kelly's anyone? It is not in Kelly's as Martin advises us that is it "fictional", however, they were at 90 Osnaburgh Street, London NW1. Martin points out that "W Lother" was Bill (William) Lother the character played by Max Bygraves. (RL)

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Modernish house 1930's... Bygraves and Murray go out for the day.

Edwardian mansion at a junction.

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Found by Simon Williams the junction of Richmond Road and St Margaret's Road in East Twickenham. (SJ) Replacing Simon's Google shot. (RL)

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More social visits for Murray.

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Bygraves on the road. Is that a shelter or maybe a rare London loo in a park on the right?

Approaching the home again.

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Another view of the Fairlawns development. (RL)

Now this I reckon is...wait for it...where's me A - Z? And me spy glass...? Yes, Great Percy Circus, off King's Cross Road, North London.

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Now. A-Z and spy glass in top form. Percy Circus at the corner of Great Percy Street, WC1, to be precise. SJ

Bygraves and Murray in WC1.

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And again. Not too far from Vernon Square as seen in The Ladykillers. (Original Photo Added: 06-10-2008) Replaced by an improved angle. SJ

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On an outing in the countryside in a Greenline bus.

Back in the orphanage.

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Another shot taken from outside the grounds as the houses, also in Cambridge Park cannot now be viewed from the grounds. (RL)

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It remains as a desirable location apparently. (RL)