Jumping for Joy

Date: 1956
Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Production Company: The Rank Organisation

Stars: Frankie Howerd, Stanley Holloway, Joan Hickson, Lionel Jeffries, A.E. Matthews
Location(s): Buckinghamshire, London

Region(s): ,

Storyline:

After losing his job at the race track, a man buys a sick greyhound and nurses it back to health before entering it in a major race.

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Punters are seen entering White City Stadium in London W12 for a greyhound meeting. The stadium was demolished in 1985 and the site is now occupied by BBC White City.

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The stadium was also seen in 'Otley', 'The Blue Lamp' and 'Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter'.

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With a dustpan and brush, Willie Joy (Frankie Howerd) follows the racing dogs and their owners out onto the track.

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Willie and bookmaker Bert Benton (Lionel Jeffries) stands by while and Susan Storer (Susan Beaumont) looks after the dog.

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Following eviction from his lodgings when the landlady finds out that he has a dog, Willie goes shopping in London after being taken in by Captain Jack Montague. A studio set included for completeness.

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Willie arrives back at the Captain's railway carriage home. This is one of two locations that are real but there's not enough on view to make an identification remotely possible.

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A Boy (David Hannaford) watches as Captain Jack Montague (Stanley Holloway) gets ready to open a home-made trap while he and Willie attempt to train the dog.

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Willie cycles past dragging a hare before crashing into a pool.

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A police car waits out of sight as a sports car approaches at speed.

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As the car passes, the police set off in pursuit.

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The sports car is flagged down as Lady Cranfield, driving her husband, Willie and the Captain, overtakes as they head towards London.

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This has the look of a set. Lord and Lady Cranfield's car turns onto a side street where tar is being sprayed onto the road.

The almost blind Lady Cranfield continues to drive onward. Raymond Edwards recognised this as Ashford Road, Iver Heath in Buckinghamshire.

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Raymond also provides this picture. Image copyright Google Streetview.

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A near collision is avoided by accident!

More motoring confusion ensues at another junction. The Pyghtle in Denham facing Village Road.

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Raymond Edwards sent us this comparison. Image copyright Google.

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A strange looking fire appliance comes around the corner and begins to follow. Now looking towards The Pyghtle from Village Road.

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Facing south-east on Village Road with the entrance to St. Mary's church yard in the left of centre distance. The village was also seen in 'Blackout', 'Made in Heaven', 'Poet's Pub', 'Captain Clegg', 'The Games', 'The Square Peg', 'Kadoyng' and 'Down Among the Z Men'.

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Further along Village Road in Denham.

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Village Road again, this time facing north-west with The White Cottage immediately to the right.

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Lord and Lady Cranfield arrive back at the stadium with Willie and Captain Montague. Looking onto White City Road from one of the entrances to White City Stadium with Winthrop House, on Australia Road, in the background.

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