Impersonator, The

Date: 1961
Director: Alfred Shaughnessy
Production Company: Eyeline Productions, Nippon Herald Films

Stars: John Crawford, Jane Griffiths, Patricia Burke, John Salew, Frank Thornton
Location(s): London, Surrey

Region(s): ,

Storyline:

Schoolteacher Ann Loring meets Sergeant Jimmy Bradford from the nearby U.S. air force base and they go on a date. When Jimmy is late for the date at a cafe and Ann leaves before his arrival, a train of events begins involving the murder of a woman in the local park, and Jimmy becomes the obvious suspect.

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The opening scenes are of Schoolteacher Ann Loring (Jane Griffiths)and the movie shows the gates to the entrance of the school.

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Ann packs up her books and leaves the school heading for the local park on her way home.

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After a scare whilst going through the park, Ann catches a bus and we see Sergeant Jimmy Bradford (John Crawford) come from nowhere and run after and jump onto the bus Ann is also on.

Back in town a production of Mother Goose is being present at the local theatre, with very bad superimposed signage. Metropolitan Theatre, Edgware Road, London W2 (demolished in 1963). It was also seen in 'The Blue Lamp'. (RL)

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A recent shot from Dylan White showing the site now which he provided for 'The Blue Lamp' screen capture bp037. (RL)

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Here we see Ann walking along the High Street heading to Mrs Lloyd's Cafe to collect some cakes. High Street, Uxbridge looking towards the market. (RL)

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Sgt Jimmy Bradford seen here leaving his air force base heading into town late for a date. Steve Chibnall and Brian McFarlane in their book "The British 'B' Film" say that this is the back gate of Pinewood Studios using the ambient light from the night shoot of "Cleopatra". (RL)

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Having been stood up on a date, Ann takes a walk through town heading home. High Street, Uxbridge looking towards the Market who's clock is appearing like the moon. (RL)

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The cameras turns around as Ann passes. High Street, Uxbridge reverse POV. (RL)

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Sergeant Jimmy Bradford after a night out with Mrs Lloyd (Patricia Burke) says his goodbyes.

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Sergeant Jimmy having missed the last bus heads off on his trek back to his air force base.

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Mrs Lloyd after seeing Sgt Jimmy leave heads into the films "Northbridge Park".

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A local woman having discovered something in the Park leaves apprehensively.

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Locals gather on the bridge at the park to see what is going on. The bridge is in the grounds of Heatherden Hall, Pinewood. (RL)

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Ann takes little Tommy Lloyd (John Dare) to the local Police Station. The ".....RS ARMS" on the left must be some help! (RL)

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Crowds gather outside the local Police Station as Detective Superintendent Fletcher (John Arnatt) tries to get through them. I am not convinced that that is an actual police station. (RL)

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Outside the Police Station, Tommy speaks to Ann about Mother Goose.

Tommy returns to the local theatre seeking out Mother Goose. The Metropolitan Theatre, Edgware Road, London W2 which also takes a bow in 'The Blue Lamp'. (RL)

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Peter took a trip to the completely redeveloped location.

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