FILM : Wide Boy
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Wide Boy 1952 Sydney Tafler, Susan Shaw, Ronald Howard London
Director : Ken Hughes   Production Company : Merton Park Studios  Region : LONDON T-Z

A petty crook whose steals a purse and discovers a compromising letter in it from her boyfriend, who is a wealthy surgeon and married. He starts a blackmail campaign that leads to murder.

Screen captures and uncredited now shots 001 to 005 by Richard Lovejoy, 006 to 008 captures and now shots by Chris Churcher, with the locations established by James Churcher.

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Wide Boy - The London location scene is set. The end of the Prudential Assurance building on the left followed by Gamages department store for those old enough to remember the pleasures. Holborn, EC1
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widboy001. The London location scene is set. The end of the Prudential Assurance building on the left followed by Gamages department store for those old enough to remember the pleasures. Holborn, EC1

widboy001n. The much changed scene with the tower of St Andrew, Holborn now barely visible to the right hand side.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-08-2017)

Wide Boy - A policeman hurries towards Benny (Sydney Tafler) and other street salesmen. Holborn looking east across Holborn Circus.
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widboy002. A policeman hurries towards Benny (Sydney Tafler) and other street salesmen. Holborn looking east across Holborn Circus.

widboy002n. At least the equestrian statue of Prince Albert remains to confirm the location.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-08-2017)

Wide Boy - Another policeman approaches from the other direction. Holborn looking west.
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widboy003. Another policeman approaches from the other direction. Holborn looking west.

widboy003n. The entrance to Fetter Lane has now been pedestrianised.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-08-2017)

Wide Boy - Having stolen Caroline’s (Melissa Stribling) wallet Sydney finds the incriminating letter from Robert Mannering (Colin Tapley) and watches the block where she lives and telephones her saying he has the wallet. Unknown location.
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widboy004. Having stolen Caroline’s (Melissa Stribling) wallet Sydney finds the incriminating letter from Robert Mannering (Colin Tapley) and watches the block where she lives and telephones her saying he has the wallet. Unknown location.

Wide Boy - She telephones Robert to say that she has had the phone call and he arrives soon afterwards by taxi.
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widboy005. She telephones Robert to say that she has had the phone call and he arrives soon afterwards by taxi.

Wide Boy - During the second meeting between Benny and Mannering, Benny shoots him dead and is pursued by the police. Desperate for money to aid his escape abroad he persuades his girlfriend Molly (Susan Shaw) to meet him. Informed of the proposed meeting the police park up to wait. Looking along what was Torquay Street, London W2 with the GWR main line to the right.
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widboy006. During the second meeting between Benny and Mannering, Benny shoots him dead and is pursued by the police. Desperate for money to aid his escape abroad he persuades his girlfriend Molly (Susan Shaw) to meet him. Informed of the proposed meeting the police park up to wait. Looking along what was Torquay Street, London W2 with the GWR main line to the right.

widboy006n. A daytime shot of the same location now underneath the A40. With acknowledgement to the kind assistance of the two gents at reception of The Westminster Academy for allowing access to take this otherwise unobtainable shot.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-08-2017)

Wide Boy - The police see Molly appear. What was Torquay Street, London W2 looking towards the footbridge and walkway that led to the long demolished Hampden Crescent, Paddington, that was seen in “Herostratus”.
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widboy007. The police see Molly appear. What was Torquay Street, London W2 looking towards the footbridge and walkway that led to the long demolished Hampden Crescent, Paddington, that was seen in “Herostratus”.

widboy007n. Taken from what was Torquay Street and is now a local sports complex. (The Westminster Acadamy) Looking towards the footbridge and the walkway that led to what was Hampden Crescent. With acknowledgement to the kind assistance of the two gents at reception of The Westminster Academy for allowing access to take this otherwise unobtainable shot.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-08-2017)

Wide Boy - Molly climbs the steps to Westbourne Park Passage from Torquay Street to meet with Benny on the bridge.
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widboy008. Molly climbs the steps to Westbourne Park Passage from Torquay Street to meet with Benny on the bridge.

widboy008n. The steps that Susan Shaw walked up have gone and the walkway off the bridge has been extended off the bridge and now passes under the A40 "Westway" road. With acknowledgement to the kind assistance of the two gents at reception of The Westminster Academy for allowing access to take this otherwise unobtainable shot.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-08-2017)

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