FILM : Optimists of Nine Elms, The
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Optimists of Nine Elms, The 1973 Peter Sellers, Marjorie Yates Battersea, Nine Elms? Vauxhall?, Fulham, Marble Arch, Mayfair, Soho, Leicester Square, Bloomsburt, Chelsea, Clapham?, London
Director : Anthony Simmons   Production Company : Cheetah, Sagittarius Productions  Region : LONDON O-Q

A retired entertainer makes his living as a street musician on the streets of London. Two young children befriend the old musician, brightening his otherwise colourless life.

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The Optimists [DVD] [1973] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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Optimists of Nine Elms, The - Is that a railway water tower in the background? Battersea, Victoria, or even Nine Elms/Vauxhall?
Optimists of Nine Elms, The

op001. Is that a railway water tower in the background? Battersea, Victoria, or even Nine Elms/Vauxhall?

op001n. This is as close as I could get to Chelsea Creek, SW10, off Lots Road. Fulham gas works in the background, the water tower has disappeared. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-12-2008)

Optimists of Nine Elms, The - School gate.
Optimists of Nine Elms, The

op002. School gate.

op002n. The gate, the arch, the angle AND the gasworks. Missing only the boy????where is he now? Battersea Park Road.

Optimists of Nine Elms, The - Battersea gasholder and school wall.
Optimists of Nine Elms, The

op003. Battersea gasholder and school wall.

op003n. Same wall, same place, but different focal length lens.

Optimists of Nine Elms, The - School wall.
Optimists of Nine Elms, The

op004. School wall.

op004n. Battersea Park Road, London, viewed from Lockington Road. SW8. The arched door is now hidden by the ivy.

Optimists of Nine Elms, The - School gate again.
Optimists of Nine Elms, The

op005. School gate again.

op005n. Cloisters Business Park is the new name.

Optimists of Nine Elms, The - The school.
Optimists of Nine Elms, The

op006. The school.

op006n. Now a business park, Battersea park road.

Optimists of Nine Elms, The - School building adjacent to Battersea Gas works.
Optimists of Nine Elms, The

op007. School building adjacent to Battersea Gas works.

op007n. Battersea Park Road again, Battersea Park station in the background.

Optimists of Nine Elms, The - A street, possibly Battersea High street?
Optimists of Nine Elms, The

op008. A street, possibly Battersea High street?

Optimists of Nine Elms, The - Same rounded windows as op053?
Optimists of Nine Elms, The

op009. Same rounded windows as op053?

op009na. Yes, OK, Lots Road power station, rounded windows, but, so hard to get the "now "shot. Look at the roof behind the girl's head, and then the columns on the fronts of the houses. And ?..

Optimists of Nine Elms, The -
Optimists of Nine Elms, The

op009. 

op009nb. This shows the sloping roof, which by the foreshortening effect of the cine camera lens, although it appears to be part of the power station, is in fact the width of Lots Road away.

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