Dear Mr Prohack

Date: 1949
Director: Thornton Freeland
Production Company: Wessex Film Productions

Stars: Cecil Parker, Hermione Baddeley, Glynis Johns, Dirk Bogarde, Sheila Sims, Denholm Elliott, Ian Carmichael, Bryan Forbes
Location(s): London



An official of the Her Majesty’s Treasury suddenly comes into a fortune. SJ

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Parker makes his way to his job at the Treasury. This shot shows the original position of the Buxton Memorial commemorating slave emancipation just before it was removed in 1949, eventually finding its way to Victoria Tower Gardens in 1957.

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Parliament Square, SW1. SJ

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Crossing the road to his office, showing great resilience in forgoing a pedestrian crossing.

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Great George Street. SJ

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His home which he shares with Baddeley, Bogarde and Sims. Unidentified.

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First impression was backdrop work.

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Looking north on Horse Guards Parade with the Duke of York Column hidden by trees. SJ

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Parker is gazing at this, under the impression, I think, that it's his office, which actually is alongside 10 Downing Street.

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The same today. SJ

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He overhears chat about him from a couple of passing colleagues.

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Admiralty House. Looking east towards Whitehall. SJ

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And another look.

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And another view from Horse Guards Parade. SJ