30 is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia

Date: 1968
Director: Joseph McGrath
Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Walter Shenson Productions

Stars: Dudley Moore, Eddie Foy Jr., Suzy Kendall, John Bird, Patricia Routledge, John Wells, Duncan Macrae, Peter Baylis, Jonathan Routh
Location(s): Dublin (Ireland), London

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Rupert Street, a piano player and composer, decides to write a musical and marry before he reaches his thirtieth birthday. One minor problem: he’ll be 30 in six weeks…

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Screen captures and uncredited ‘now’ images uploaded by Phil Wilkinson  

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Rupert Street (Dudley Moore) heads for the registry office. The ladder is resting against Burton Court on Franklin's Row, London SW3.

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A lovely now image from Peter who adds "Burton Court has two identical entrances but perspective wise I think I have the right one".

Rupert walks onto Kings Road from Sydney Street in Chelsea, London SW3.

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Notice the curve of the building to the right of each pcture and the short low level apertures in the buiding across the street.

Same image as tada002.

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The clock is still there on the Registry Office building on Kings Road, Chelsea.

Rupert outside Chelsea Registry Office on the Kings Road SW3.

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The same location with dreaded reconstruction work taking place.

Kings Road, Chelsea outside the Registry Office.

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The tree doesn't appear to have grown that much and traffic levels look the same.

The Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens, London SW7. The location features in ‘Jubilee’, '23 Paces to Baker Street', ‘The Million Pound Note’ and ‘The Assassination Bureau Limited’.

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A lone jogger braves the less summery scene. SJ

Rupert's 'dream bus' bus is turning out of Danvers Street on to Chelsea Embankment. Found by members of the Britmovie Forum . . . .

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. . . . and captured by Peter, complete with an early morning Thames mist.

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Christopher Matheson (Britmovie) identifies this as Medburn Street, London NW1, the flats are in Goldington Street. (RL)

This is looking north along Sloane Street with Cadogan Gate on the left and Cadogan Place to the right. Information from Ian Hedgcock.

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And a supporting photo from Ian too.

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Identified by Sandgrounder (Britmovie) as 56 Ridgway Place, London SW19 4SW (RL)

The style of building is similar to those found in north Dublin around Mountjoy Square.

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John Wallace is confident that the location is 21 Gardiner Place, Dublin 1 (Just off Mountjoy Square) and provides this picture of the same building now. Image copyright Google Streetview.

30 Lower Ormond Quay, Smithfield, Dublin.

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The same location with a rebuilt number 30 and the Liffey Boardwalk dating from 2000. (PW)

Donnellys Coal Wharf was on Hanover Quay, Dublin which also features in 'The Hard Way'.

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Marcas Uí Neíll gives thanks to his uncle for pinpointing the location. (RL)

What appears to be the Martello Tower in Sandycove near Dun Laoghaire in Ireland where Rupert gets inspiration for his play 'The Golden Legend of Erin'.

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Mark o'Neill provides the shot for what is "now" James Joyce tower and museum in Sandycove. (RL)

Rupert cycles up to the General Post Office on O'Connell Street Lower, Dublin

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The General Post Office frontage on a rainy morning. (PW)

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Overlooking St. Pancras Basin on The Regents Canal with Cambridge Street Loco Shed in the background. The basin is off Camley Street, London NW1 just north of St. Pancras station (behind the camera). The location is also seen in 'Smashing Time'.