Death Goes to School

Date: 1953
Director: Stephen Clarkson
Production Company: Independent Artists

Stars: Barbara Murray, Gordon Jackson, Pamela Alan, Sam Kydd
Location(s): London

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When a teacher is murdered at an all girls school the police arrive to investigate a staff room full of suspects.

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Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

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This 'B' feature opens with an establishing shot of The Abbotsham School for Girls. Peter Brown having watched the film immediately identified this as Cannizaro House, commercially known as Hotel Du Vin Wimbledon, West Side Common, London SW19 (RL)

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After finding Miss Cooper's lifeless body behind the pavilion, Julie runs into the school to tell Miss Halstead, the Headmistress. See Capture 1 (RL)

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Inspector Burgess (Stanley Rose), Detective Inspector Campbell (Gordon Jackson) and Sergeant Harvey (Sam Kydd) arrive to begin their investigation. See Capture 1 (RL)

Having her own suspicions about the murder, Miss Shepherd (Barbara Murray) pays a visit to the home of one of the pupil's parents. Jules Ballantine has identified this as the corner of Mostyn Road and Sheridan Road in Merton Park SW19. (RL)

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Jules provides this shot from Google Earth showing that the post box remains. (RL)

Mrs. Lawley answers when the teacher knocks at the door. The gate carries the correct number and this is Mostyn Road in SW19 located by Jules Ballantine.

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But the house would appear to have undergone some serious development in the intervening years according to this image from Google Earth. (RL)

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Detective Inspector Campbell arrives at the Lawley's house to ask questions. Mostyn Road in Merton Park, London SW19 found by Jules Ballantine.

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With the murder solved, the detectives leave the school. See Capture 1 (RL)

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The camera follows the police car to bring the school gates into frame. See Capture 1 (RL)