Nightbeat

Date: 1947
Director: Harold Huth
Production Company: Harold Huth Productions

Stars: Ronald Howard, Maxwell Reed, Hector Ross, Fred Groves, Philip Stainton, Christine Norden
Location(s): London

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Storyline:

With the Second World War over, two army pals on de-mob, take opposite paths in civvy street.  Both join the Metropolitan Police but one eventually becomes a racketeer in post-war London.

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Screen captures by Ray Edwards

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The opening scene sets the location of the movie as London. The Houses of Parliament as viewed here from Great George Street, Westminster SW1.

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The camera pans to the left and we see an army lorry laden with recently de-mobbed soldiers driving along Great George Street. Second from the left is Andy Kendall (Ronald Howard) with his pal Felix Fenton (Maxwell Reed) to his left.

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The lorry laden with happy soldiers heads along Parliament Street in SW1.

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Don Brady (Hector Ross) arrives outside the Kendall family home. This is obviously a studio set.

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Don and PC Kendall (Fred Groves), Andy's Father, chat outside the Kendall family home. Again as in the last still, very obviously a studio set.

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Having joined the Police Force, Felix and Andy are seen here with Sergeant Slack (Philip Stainton) going out on a night beat. Russell Street, London WC2 with Crown Court going off and the Fortune theatre on the left. (RL)

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Best possible shot as 'Openreach' had completely dominated the area. (RL)

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Jackie (Christine Norden) takes Andy back to her home.

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Andy drives an empty army lorry over a lifting bridge . . . The Bascule Bridge, Glamis Road, London E1 (RL)

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Very much a permanent fixture now. (RL)

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. . . rounding the corner, heading for the river and the boats delivering illegal whisky. Glamis Road, London E1 looking towards the Bascule Bridge. (RL)

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A much greener environment. (RL)

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A police car races to the location where Andy and his fellow racketeers are unloading the liquor from boats. Warehouse attached to Metropolitan Wharf by footbridge, Wapping Wall, London E1 (RL)

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Now all residential accommodation. (RL)

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To stop the whisky laden lorry from getting away, the Police order the bridge to be lifted. Bascule Bridge, Glamis Road, London E1 looking towards the "Prospect of Whitby". (RL)

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They have even provided a safe refuge for the correct angle shot. (RL)

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Jackie, having just left a flat, is seen descending a staircase.

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Outside the Felix club.

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Looking down from the terrace of the apartment that Jackie has bought.