29 Acacia Avenue

Date: 1945
Director: Henry Cass
Production Company: Boca Productions, Columbia British Productions

Stars: Jimmy Hanley, Gordon Harker, Betty Balfour, Carla Lehmann, Hubert Gregg, Jill Evans, Henry Kendall, Dinah Sheridan, Megs Jenkins, Noele Gordon, Guy Middleton, Aubrey Mallalieu
Location(s): London



Two respectable middle class parents, Mr and Mrs Robinson, whose children are still living with them in a suburban house and who usually take their annual holiday in Bognor Regis are pressured into taking a cruise, leaving their children at home. As the teenagers enjoy the freedom Mr and Mrs Robinson have second thoughts about their holiday and decide to return home early.

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Also known as ‘The Facts of Love’ (US Title)


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A suburban street somewhere.

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Jules Ballantyne identifies the "somewhere" as Dukes Avenue, Edgware, Middx, looking towards Lake View. To replace the Bing view. (RL)

The same street from a higher viewpoint.

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Jules Ballantyne's identification of Dukes Avenue, Edgware, Middx. To replace the Google Earth view. (RL)

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Pepper (Dinah Sheridan) waits at the tennis club for the Robinson’s son Peter (Jimmy Handley). Jules Ballantyne has suggested that this could be what is now Canons Park Activity Centre bearing in mind the amount of local filming. Unfortunately we have been unable to obtain a confirmation or denial from anyone associated with the present club. Perhaps someone knows the original groundsman or someone in the local planning office who could help us? (RL)

Peter doesn’t make the Tennis Club as he stops to help a “pretty girl” and ends up being towed home by her. Unknown location.

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Jules Ballantyne has come up with another location, Canons Drive, Edgware, Middx. To replace the Google Earth shot. (RL)

Peter says goodbye to Fay (Carla Lehmann) outside the family home.

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With thanks to Jules Ballantyne who identifies this as Dukes Ave, Edgware, Middx. looking at Lakes View. To replace the Bing Image and witnessing that the post box, just visible behind the pedestrian in Lake View, still remains. (RL)

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Peter arranged to call at Fays house. Unknown location

Pepper goes to Upper Regent Street, W1 to meet a friend after she becomes upset about Peter’s “relationship" with Fay.

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Little has changed except for the new dominant BBC building in the background.

She meets her friend at Forte’s Milk Bar 291 Regent Street, W1

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Still a "Bar" but now "All Bar One".