Very Edge, The

Date: 1963
Director: Cyril Frankel
Production Company: Raymond Stross Productions

Stars: Anne Heywood, Richard Todd, Jack Hedley, Jeremy Brett, Nicole Maurey
Location(s): London

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Storyline:

Pressure is put on a marriage after a young wife is assaulted and stalked by an obsessed maniac, causing her to miscarry.

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Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

 

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After breakfast, Geoffrey Lawrence (Richard Todd) leaves the house to get into his car.

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Tracey Lawrence (Anne Heywood) waves goodbye to her husband.

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Geoffrey drives away, heading to the offices where he works as an architect. Barry Fantoni has an idea that this is somewhere in Blackheath, having watched homes like this being built when lived in the area as a young boy.

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Following an attack on his pregnant wife by a maniac, Geoffrey drives her to the hospital.

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Inside the hospital, Tracey loses the baby that she was carrying.

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Following her recovery, Tracey takes neighbour's child Selina (Verina Greenlaw) to the zoo.

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As Selina takes an elephant ride, Tracey spots her attacker, Mullen (Jeremy Brett).

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Becoming distraught, the young woman faints.

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Police cars are mobilised after a phone line trace pinpoints Mullen. RL noticed that this is the same vehicle seen in 'Murder Ahoy!' and 'Murder at the Gallop'.

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Another nearby car is dispatched.

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Views of the locations behind the vehicles in the previous two screen captures. The right image appears to be a derelict church.

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By the time the police arrive, Mullen has gone.

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With pressure causing a rift in her marriage, Tracey packs a case and leaves home.

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Tracey purchases a ticket for the 2.7 pm train to London. The former Broad Street station fronting Liverpool Street in EC2.

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Police Officers (Michael Collins and Christopher Hancock) carry out a thorough house to house search.

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One of the Policemen spots vital clues through a basement window.

Geoffrey arrives at the station looking for his wife. The corner of Old Broad Street and Liverpool Street in EC2 with The Railway Tavern in the background.

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Peter found that there was too much clutter in the street for a correct shot.

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The worried husband rushes up the station stairs. The stairs leading up from street level to Broad Street station's concourse.

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Tracey hurries across the concourse when finding that her train's platform has been changed. The concourse at Broad Street station, former terminus of the North London Railway.

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When the train departs without Tracey, Geoffrey spots her on the platform. The station was also seen in 'Give My Regards To Broad Street'.

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Inspector McInnes (Jack Hedley) arrives at the station. The station was closed and demolished in 1986 to be replaced by the Broadgate development.

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After Mullen is caught and imprisoned, Geoffrey and Tracey take a holiday.

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Putting thoughts of the attack behind them, the couple move into a new home.

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Escaping from custody, Mullen attacks an RAC Patrolman and takes his motorcycle before heading to the Lawrence's house.

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Mullen discovers that Tracey and her husband have moved.

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A Newspaper Boy is called over and questioned.

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Geoffrey leaves the hew apartment and sets off to work in his car.

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The RAC Patrol Bike is revealed after Geoffrey drives away.

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When he can't contact Tracey, Inspector McInnes questions Simmonds (Patrick Magee), the caretaker.

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McInnes walks back to the waiting car.

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Having doubts, the Inspector looks back at the apartment block.

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Tracey drives past the home of Geoffrey's secretary.

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As she passes, Tracey sees her husband's car parked on the driveway.

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From the apartment block's roof, Mullen makes his way towards the Lawrence's flat.

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When Mullen is cornered whilst chasing Tracey across the roof, he jumps to his death.

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As Inspector McInnes makes it to the roof, Geoffrey rescues his wife.