Innocent Meeting

Date: 1959
Director: Godfrey Grayson
Production Company: Danziger Productions Ltd.

Stars: Sean Lynch, Beth Rogan, Raymond Huntley, Ian Fleming
Location(s): Hertfordshire, London

Region(s): ,

Storyline:

The stigma of juvenile delinquency comes back to haunt a teenager when he is falsely accused of stealing his employer’s wallet.

Additional Information:

Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

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Bells chime four as Johnny Brent (Sean Lynch) runs into view along the story's Hammersmith Road. Kinnaird Street in London W2 with buildings at the corner of Westbourne Terrace and Blomfield Villas to the right.

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The armed tearaway enters a grocery shop intent on robbery. Kinnaird Street in Paddington. The area has been completely redeveloped.

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After firing at the Shopkeeper, Johnny runs from the premises. In the left background stands Bayswater Synagogue on Chichester Place which also makes an appearance in 'The Naked Runner', ‘Never Let Go’ and 'The Comedy Man'.

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When the crime is reported, Police Officers are dispatched to the scene of the shooting as the titles begin.

This is Senior Street seen from the junction with Lord Hill’s Road.

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Originally taken by SJ whilst on a recce in 2011 for 'The Blue Lamp'.

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With their bells ringing, squad cars rush in all directions. Lord Hill’s Road with the corner of Clarendon Crescent to the left and the bridge over the Grand Union Canal in the right background. An almost identical view was seen in ‘The Blue Lamp’ and the building was also seen in 'Count Five and Die'.

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An extraordinary amount of stopping, starting and manoeuvring seems to take place as the credits continue. The corner of Delamere Terrace and Lord Hill’s Road.

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The junction of Cirencester Street and Clarendon Crescent with St. Mary Magdalene’s church to the right.

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Another police car approaches the camera. Facing westward along Clarendon Crescent in W2 with St. Mary Magdalene’s church on the left.

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With the titles over, two Officers arrive at the shop to question the Proprietor. Kinnaird Street in Paddington.

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After a description of the miscreant is radioed in, police cars set out to search for Johnny. The rear of St. John's Wood police station, Greenberry Street, London NW8. Identified by John Disson when seen in in 'Make Mine Mink'.

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The music swells as Metropolitan Police Wolseleys speed from stations throughout the city. The rear of St. John's Wood police station on Greenberry Street in NW8 located by John Disson.

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More bells accompany more police cars along more roads. The rear of St John's Wood police station on Greenberry Street.

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Officers swarm onto the streets. Muswell Hill Police Station, Fortis Green in London N10.

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The camera moves with the men as they get into their cars. Outside Muswell Hill police station on at the corner of Fortis Green and Fortis Green Avenue.

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Cut to the cars pulling away. Muswell Hill Police Station, Fortis Green N10. This, along with much more of the footage taken in this area, is also seen in 'Make Mine Mink'.

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The shot pans to see the vehicles speed from view. Looking eat on Fortis Green.

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Fleeing from capture, Johnny runs along the middle of the street.

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A police car turns into the road ahead. Looking across Chichester Road to the corner of Delamere Street from the corner of Westbourne Square.

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In a doorway, Johnny hides behind a column as the car passes.

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Motorcycle cops are sent to join the pursuit. The road sign reads Police Station Lane.

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The fugitive nears a corner as he continues his flight.

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A police car approaches the same junction.

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With the law close behind, Johnny runs up the steps onto a bridge. Looking towards in Tavistock Crescent W11 from the bridge over the Hammersmith & City line.

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Officers get out of the car and follow Johnny on foot. The bridge crosses the Hammersmith & City line to the west of Westbourne Park station and appears in many productions including 'Burning an Illusion', 'Duffer', 'Col cuore in gola' and 'The 14'.

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The steps from the bridge lead down to the corner of Acklam Road and St. Ervan’s Road in W10.

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The chase continues across waste ground. Looking from the corner of Chichester Road and Westbourne Terrace across the razed Westbourne Square with the rear of properties on Westbourne Park Crescent in the left distance.

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The shot follows Johnny onto Westbourne Terrace.

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Car 26 closes in on the crook as he enters a building on fictional Radlett Street. Looking north along Chichester Road with the tower of St. Saviour’s church on Warwick Avenue in the distance.

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The Sergeant and PC follow Johnny into the property where he lives. Westbourne Terrace at the junction with Chichester Road a building on Delamere Street visible to the top left.

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Yes . . . . two more cars!

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The camera follows the vehicles onto the road in front of the police station.

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A car approaches the lodging house conveying high ranking Policeman. The corner of Chichester Road and Delamere Street with the east end of Delamere Crescent in the centre background.

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Superintendent Fry (Arnold Bell) arrives with Detective Sergeant Winter and Inspector Martin are met by a uniformed Sergeant. Westbourne Terrace in Paddington W2.

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The Sergeant indicates the window of the room in fictional Radlett House, Bayswater where Johnny has taken refuge. Looking up at 199 Westbourne Terrace at the corner of Chichester Road.

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Superintendent Fry and his men enter the building where Detective Macey is waiting. Westbourne Terrace with the junction of Chichester Road and Westbourne Square to the extreme left.

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As tear gas is ordered by the Superintendent, Johnny reflects on the circumstances that brought him into this situation . . . beginning with his release on probation after committing a petty crime.

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Johnny heads for a record shop where he meets Connie Phillips for the first time. Fortis Green Road in Muswell Hill, London N10.

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After saving Connie Phillips from embarrassment when beatnicks make fun of her taste in music, Johnnie helps to carry her shopping. Fortis Green Road, Muswell Hill.

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Johnny places the boxes and and bags onto the back seat of Connie's car before getting in beside her. Looking north-west on Fortis Green Road in N10.

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Connie drives Johnnie back to the house where she lives with her father. Fortis Green Road in Muswell Hill N10 with St James' Church in the right background.

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That evening, Johnnie and Connie go out together. Facing south on Rupert Street W1 with the Prince of Wales Theatre at the corner of Coventry Street and Oxendon Street.

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Johnny takes Connie home after a concert and the two agree to meet again.

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After meeting Connie's father Harold, Johnny is given a job the family textile business. Clarendon Road, Watford with the New Congregational Church in the right distance.

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Over the months, Johnny settles into work as a designer. Clarendon Road in Watford, Hertfordshire.

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One day, a Morris Traveller pulls onto the car park at Phillips Textiles. Looking onto Clarendon Road.

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Called in by Harold Phillips, Sergeant Field gets out of the car and enters the building. This was number 46 Clarendon Road.

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When Johnny storms from the office after being accused of stealing his boss's wallet Connie follows in her car. St. John’s Road seen from the junction with Clarendon Road.

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Connie spots her boyfriend along the street. Looking south on Clarendon Road.

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Pulling alongside, Connie persuades Johnny to get into the car. Facing north on Clarendon Road with the corner of St. John’s Road to the right of centre.

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With no hope of raising money to elope and marry Connie, Johnny reverts back to his old ways. The since demolished New Congregational Church on Clarendon Road, Watford in Hertfordshire.

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The camera follows Johnny as he crosses the road. The junction of Clarendon Road and St. John’s Road in Watford.

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Johnny returns to the café where he seeks help from his former criminal friends.

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Back in the present, Turner from the Clarion draws up outside Radlett House. Facing south-east on Westbourne Terrace with Blomfield Crescent and Harrow Road in the distance.

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After Harold's wallet is discovered, he and Connie head to Bayswater after hearing about Johnny on the radio. The Phillips seem to have moved during the course of the film.

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The camera follows the car . . . . which looks suspiciously like the one that the Journalist was driving.

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Harold and his daughter race to save Johnny as tear gas is deployed at Radlett House.

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Another pan follows Harold and Connie as they continue towards Bayswater.

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When the gas fails to work, police rifleman Stannard is sent onto the roof of a house across the street.