Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Alan Bates, Albert Finney
Morecambe, Heysham, Lancs
Director : Tony Richardson Production Company : Woodfall Film Productions Region : NORTH
Archie Rice, a pathetic music hall comic, plagued by debts, manipulates those around him in a defiant and selfish attempt to survive against improbable odds. He drinks, makes crude philosophical jokes about sex and politics and humiliates his lamenting, gin-soaked wife.
All captures and now images from our northern associate John Owens.
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ent001. Joan Plowright looking up at the front of the Alhambra Theatre, Morecambe.
ent001n. The Alhambra is still there on the prom - though no longer in use as a theatre. John Owens. (Modern Photo Added: 25-10-2010)
ent002. Joan P again near the entrance to the theatre.
ent002n. The building at the back is now a post office - the clock in the doorway has gone. John Owens. (Modern Photo Added: 25-10-2010)
ent003. Waiting at a bus stop outside the Alhambra.
ent003n. Now -The building at the back is now a post office - the clock in the doorway has gone. John Owens. (Modern Photo Added: 25-10-2010)
ent004. Morecambe prom - across from the Alhambra.
ent004n. Now - The buildings are all intact. John Owens. (Modern Photo Added: 25-10-2010)
ent005. On the West End Pier Morecambe.
ent005n. The pier is long gone but the Alhambra theatre survives - although the top sections of the building have been demolished. John Owens. (Modern Photo Added: 25-10-2010)
ent006. A side street probably in Morecambe. A similar shot shows a building on the street at the end named '.........ettte Cafe'.
ent007. On the stairs leading down from the refreshment room at a railway station. It's not Morecambe which I believe was all on one level.
Liverpool Street Station, London. Peter Brown.
ent008. Another shot on the footbridge of the station.
ent008n. Well matched with a shot from; http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1063/5114469202_17abf3e8db_o.jpg, their copyright;
of Liverpool Street Station, London. Peter Brown. (Modern Photo Added: 14-01-2014)
ent009. A view along the Morecambe beach with the 'art deco' Midland Hotel in the background.
ent009n. The hotel - derelict for many years has recently been restored and re-opened and used by Poirot on TV. John Owens. (Modern Photo Added: 25-10-2010)
ent010. Alan Bates and Joan Plowright strolling along the prom .
ent010n. The distinctive white building is still there though slightly changed. John Owens. (Modern Photo Added: 25-10-2010)