FILM : Look Back in Anger
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Look Back in Anger 1959 Richard Burton, Mary Ure, Claire Bloom, Edith Evans, Gary Raymond, Donald Pleasence Essex, London
Director : Tony Richardson   Production Company : Orion, Woodfall Film Productions  Region : LONDON H-L,SOUTH EAST E-L

A disillusioned, angry university graduate comes to terms with his grudge against middle-class life and values.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson.

The wealth of information about the main street location in this film has been provided by Mike Griffin.

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Look Back In Anger [DVD] [1958]

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Look Back in Anger - Jimmy Porter (Richard Burton) walks home after performing in a smoky jazz club.
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lobaan001. Jimmy Porter (Richard Burton) walks home after performing in a smoky jazz club.

Look Back in Anger - Disregarding the late hour, the musician plays his trumpet in the street. Mike Griffin tells us
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lobaan002. Disregarding the late hour, the musician plays his trumpet in the street. Mike Griffin tells us "This was filmed in Isledon Road, looking towards the junction with Berriman Road from the vicinity of today's Parkside Crescent".

lobaan002n. Peter captured the spot and adds "The defunct pub to the right in the now shot was Fat Harry's the last time I visited, but it has had several names".
(Modern Photo Added: 15-08-2014)

Look Back in Anger - A panning shot opens the scene on the following morning. Mike continues
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lobaan003. A panning shot opens the scene on the following morning. Mike continues "I remember parts of the film being made in a street called Harvist Road, London N7. It has long since been redeveloped, but parts of the street follow the line of present day Citizen Road".

Look Back in Anger - Jimmy wakes up next to his wife in the rooms they share with Cliff Lewis.
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lobaan004. Jimmy wakes up next to his wife in the rooms they share with Cliff Lewis. "The church in the film was Saint Barnabas' built in 1866 and closed to worship in 1945. It was situated roughly where Citizen Road now bends towards the north west".

lobaan004n. Peter found the vastly redeveloped location. Swanson House stands to the right and Saint Barnabas' Church was at the end of the building.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2015)

Look Back in Anger - Rain pours down as landlady Miss Drury (Jane Eccles) opens the door to the paper boy. Looking out onto Harvist Road in Holloway N7.
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lobaan005. Rain pours down as landlady Miss Drury (Jane Eccles) opens the door to the paper boy. Looking out onto Harvist Road in Holloway N7.

Look Back in Anger - Umbrellas protect the parishioners as they head to church. Mike advises
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lobaan006. Umbrellas protect the parishioners as they head to church. Mike advises "The day shown as being very rainy was actually warm and sunny, and the Fire Brigade (a source of fascination for small boys of 4 or so!) were pumping hundreds of gallons of water over extras with umbrellas who scurried into the disused church".

lobaan006n. Peter took this comparison with Swanson House on the right and Lillington House rising behind.
(Modern Photo Added: 20-05-2015)

Look Back in Anger - A milk float passes through the Midland town's market. Market Place in Romford, Essex.
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lobaan007. A milk float passes through the Midland town's market. Market Place in Romford, Essex.

Look Back in Anger - The camera pans and finds stalls being set up. Simon Tasker tells us that this is facing the junction of North Street, South Street and High Street from Market Place in Romford.
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lobaan008. The camera pans and finds stalls being set up. Simon Tasker tells us that this is facing the junction of North Street, South Street and High Street from Market Place in Romford.

Look Back in Anger - Facing Main Road from Market Place. The left background buildings have been replaced by Romford Shopping Hall.
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lobaan009. Facing Main Road from Market Place. The left background buildings have been replaced by Romford Shopping Hall.

Look Back in Anger - Traders pull stalls into position. Market Place in Romford.
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lobaan010. Traders pull stalls into position. Market Place in Romford.

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