FILM : This Happy Breed
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
This Happy Breed 1944 Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Stanley Holloway, John Mills Buckinghamshire, London
Director : David Lean   Production Company : Noel Coward-Cineguild, Two Cities Films  Region : LONDON T-Z,SOUTH EAST R-Z

Based on the Noel Coward play about the trials and tribulations of a London family between the wars.

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This Happy Breed [1944] [DVD]

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This Happy Breed - This is the story of a London family from 1919 to 1939. Facing east along the River Thames with, to the right, Nine Elms Lane snaking towards the 1936 Southern Railway grain warehouse which was seen in 'Soapbox Derby'.
This Happy Breed

thhabr001. This is the story of a London family from 1919 to 1939. Facing east along the River Thames with, to the right, Nine Elms Lane snaking towards the 1936 Southern Railway grain warehouse which was seen in 'Soapbox Derby'.

This Happy Breed - After four long years of war, the men are coming home. Panning southward brings more of SW8 into view including Battersea Gas Works and Nine Elms Goods Depot.
This Happy Breed

thhabr002. After four long years of war, the men are coming home. Panning southward brings more of SW8 into view including Battersea Gas Works and Nine Elms Goods Depot.

This Happy Breed - Hundreds and hundreds of houses are becoming homes once more. A reversed view, looking northward on Alderbrook Road in SW12.
This Happy Breed

thhabr003. Hundreds and hundreds of houses are becoming homes once more. A reversed view, looking northward on Alderbrook Road in SW12.

This Happy Breed - The shot moves in on one such house on the film's Sycamore Road where the Gibbons family are about to take up residence. Another reversed image, this time of the backs of houses on Bellamy Street with buildings on Temperley Road to the top right.
This Happy Breed

thhabr004. The shot moves in on one such house on the film's Sycamore Road where the Gibbons family are about to take up residence. Another reversed image, this time of the backs of houses on Bellamy Street with buildings on Temperley Road to the top right.

This Happy Breed - Frank Gibbons (Robert Newton) meets the removal men as they arrive. Looking onto Alderbrook Road in Balham, identified by Ray Simmons.
This Happy Breed

thhabr005. Frank Gibbons (Robert Newton) meets the removal men as they arrive. Looking onto Alderbrook Road in Balham, identified by Ray Simmons.

This Happy Breed - Soon after moving in, the Gibbons family attend a military parade along Whitehall. A look at the hatched road surface reveals that this is likely to be a studio set.
This Happy Breed

thhabr006. Soon after moving in, the Gibbons family attend a military parade along Whitehall. A look at the hatched road surface reveals that this is likely to be a studio set.

This Happy Breed - It's 1924 and the Gibbons have been living on Sycamore Road for five years. Ray Simmons recognised Alderbrook Road SW12.
This Happy Breed

thhabr007. It's 1924 and the Gibbons have been living on Sycamore Road for five years. Ray Simmons recognised Alderbrook Road SW12.

thhabr007n. A more up to date view of Alderbrook Road off Balham Hill.

This Happy Breed - Ethel Gibbons (Celia Johnson) leads Queenie Gibbons (Kay Walsh) and her husband from the house. The house still stands on Alderbrook Road.
This Happy Breed

thhabr008. Ethel Gibbons (Celia Johnson) leads Queenie Gibbons (Kay Walsh) and her husband from the house. The house still stands on Alderbrook Road.

This Happy Breed - Joining the younger children Vi (Eileen Erskine) and Reg (John Blythe), the family set off to visit the British Empire Exhibition held at Wembley.
This Happy Breed

thhabr009. Joining the younger children Vi (Eileen Erskine) and Reg (John Blythe), the family set off to visit the British Empire Exhibition held at Wembley.

thhabr009n. Alderbrook Road, London SW12.

This Happy Breed - Frank and Ethel take a rest. In the background stands a replica of the Indian Pavilion at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley.
This Happy Breed

thhabr010. Frank and Ethel take a rest. In the background stands a replica of the Indian Pavilion at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley.

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