Live Now, Pay Later

Date: 1962
Director: Jay Lewis
Production Company: Woodland

Stars: Ian Hendry, June Ritchie, John Gregson, Liz Fraser, Geoffrey Keen, Peter Butterworth, Nyree Dawn Porter
Location(s): Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, London, Middlesex

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A unscrupulous salesman cheats his boss, lies to his mistress and beds his customers.

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Also known as ‘Flight from Treason’ (US Title)


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Two men of the cloth call on the residents of a suburban street. Jon Friend identifies this as Glendale Avenue, Edgware, Middx. (RL)

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The Vicar (Andrew Cruickshank) and the Curate (John Wood) are collecting to save the church roof. A closer shot of the houses in Glendale Avenue, Edgware identified by Jon. (RL)

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Although enthusiastic, the pair don't have much luck and are turned away from every door. Jon advises that the filming was centred on No7, the home the Stodel family. (RL)

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Albert Argyle (Ian Hendry) arrives in the road. Glendale Avenue, Edgware as identified by Jon. (RL)

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The cocky salesman lets his van roll to a stand after jumping from the drivers seat onto the pavement. Glendale Avenue, Edgware as identified by Jon. (RL)

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Arnold Radcliffe (Monty Landis) waits whilst Albert calls on an unsuspecting Mrs. Ackroyd. Glendale Avenue, Edgware as identified by Jon. (RL)

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Following a very successful sale, Albert and Arnold drive away. Glendale Avenue, Edgware as identified by Jon. (RL)

The top salesman and his assistant arrive back at Callendar's shop. The High Street end of Grant Road in Wealdstone, Middlesex.

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The same location now. (PW)

Albert takes cover as Treasure Hunter (June Ritchie) comes out of the shop and throws a vase through the window. Grant Road, Wealdstone.

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Looking rather different nowadays. (PW)

Treasure leaves in a taxi as Albert smooths things over with his boss. Looking east on Grant Road.

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Not too dissimilar . . . . on the left side at least. (PW)

With his vision of a new shop on the empty lot across the street, 'Cally' Callendar (John Gregson) leaves to play golf. Grant Road in Wealdstone with properties on High Street in the background.

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The same background buildings are there, just not visible. (PW)

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Callendar plays a round with estate agent Reggie Corby.

Albert heads to the flat that he once shared with Treasure. Looking along Thompson Road from Grant Road with Locket Road in the distance.

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Another view that hasn't changed much. (PW)

The door-to-door salesman lets his van come to a stand as he walks towards the building.

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Grant Road in Wealdstone. (PW)

Albert scans the street as he approaches the front gate. Grant Road with Whitefriar's School Annex coming into sight on the right.

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New properties have taken the place of the school. (PW)

Searching his pocket for the key, Albert walks up the short pathway before letting himself in.

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Facing eastward on Grant Road. (PW)

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The following morning, Albert wakes in his own flat but jumps from his bed to look through the window when he hears high heels on the pavement outside. Milton Road, Luton, Bedfordshire.

Albert pays a visit to Grace, the mother of his son. Facing west on the approach road to Elstree & Borehamwood station in Hertfordshire with Allum Lane in the left background.

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Yes, it is the same location. (PW)

Letting the Bedford CA come to a stand, Albert opens the gate to the cottage. To the left is the Station House whilst in the background stands Elstree & Borehamwood station platforms with Railway Cottages on Station Road beyond. The cottage was seen in 'Return of a Stranger' and 'School for Scoundrels'.

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Even the distant buildings in the screen capture have been swept away. (PW)

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Another day sees Albert and Arnold calling on Mrs. Pocock who's ordered a second hand vacuum cleaner. The western end of Milton Road in Luton.

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The two go inside the house and persuade the housewife to buy a newer model. The camera follows the van on Milton Road.

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Albert draws up outside the home of Marjorie Mason, one of his 'special' customers.

Following an afternoon with Marjorie, Albert returns to the shop. Grant Road with High Street to the left.

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The road no longer runs through to the High Street. (PW)

Cally leaves his shop without speaking to Albert. Grant Road looking towards High Street in Wealdstone, Harrow.

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Woolworths is just one name that's disappeared from our streets. (PW)

Looking through the shop window, a Man (Robert Dorning) is seen looking for Albert's car. The corner of Grant Road and High Street.

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From a similar viewpoint. (PW)

A little deceit from Albert persuades the Man to take what he believes to be the car that he's come to repossess. Grant Road again.

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The site of the school has been redeveloped. (PW)

After covering up his car, Albert and Jackson (Kevin Brennan) watch as the owner of the missing car returns. Grant Road in Wealdstone with the Police Station on High Street in the background.

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And behind this building, I found that the Police Station was also being redeveloped. (PW)

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With it's novelty horn sounding, the Callendar's van drives through a housing estate. Bishops Avenue opposite Grange Road in Elstree advises Eric Parsons.

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Arnold waits in the van as Albert pays another visit to Marjorie. Eric Parsons recognised Bishops Avenue in Elstree, Hertfordshire.

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Albert bumps into Cedric Mason (Ronald Howard) on the driveway. More of Bishops Avenue identified by Eric.

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Marjorie's husband bids farewell to the salesman and heads off to a scout meeting. Bishops Avenue in Elstree, Hertfordshire located by Eric Parsons.

Albert returns to see Grace and her husband, Fred. The Station House on the approach road leading to the west side Elstree & Borehamwood station.

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The lovely cottage has been replaced by stunning apartments. (PW)

After the visit where he learns that Treasure is struggling for cash, Albert drives away. Outside the Station House on, what is now, Grade Close off Allum Lane in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

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Spot the difference!! (PW)

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Albert and Arnold canvas for custom on a new housing estate. The house stands on Ryecroft Crescent in Barnet, Greater London. Location identified by William McNally.

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As the pair tally up the order, Albert sees a delivery van arrive from Solly Cowell's shop. William McNally advises that this is Ryecroft Crescent, Barnet, formerly in Hertfordshire.

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Albert makes his way to the cab of the vehicle belonging to the opposition. Ryecroft Crescent, located by William.

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Reginald Parker (Peter Bowles) asks for directions to an address and Albert spins a yarn about the intended recipient of a houseful of furniture. William McNally identifies this as Ryecroft Crescent too.

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The delivery is eventually made by Callendar's after Solly Cowell's man cancels the order. William recognised this as Quinta Drive in Barnet.

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Albert and Arnold add up the largest sale of the month. William tells us that this is another view of Quinta Drive.

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The Callendar's delivery truck leaves the estate. Looking south-west on Ryecroft Crescent in Barnet located by William.

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Parker returns with the furniture only to find that it's no longer required. The corner of Ryecroft Crescent and Quinta Drive, Barnet identified by William McNally.

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As he approaches his flat, Albert sees creditors waiting outside the building. Looking eastward on Milton Road, Luton, Bedfordshire.

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Posing as a stranger Albert convinces the creditors to write off the debt. Milton Road in Luton.

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Albert calls on Joyce Corby, wife of the estate agent. New Bedford Road, Luton in Bedfordshire.

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The Bailiff (Michael Brennan) and his men are about to repossess the Corby's furniture. Wardown Court on New Bedford Road in Luton.

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The tally-boy watches the Bailiff as, inside their flat, the Corby's talk with influential friends.

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Joyce Corby (Liz Fraser) runs from the building after the Bailiff gains entry to her home. Wardown Court on New Bedford Road, Luton.

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As she runs across the road, a car hits Joyce killing her instantly. Across the New Bedford Road lies Wardown Park, Luton.

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Reginald Corby (Geoffrey Keen) appears at the doorway to the apartment block. Wardown Court in Luton.

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On another day, Albert speeds away in his Ford Zephyr when the Man returns to repossess it. Jon Scott advises that this is Park Street in Luton, Bedfordshire.

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A space inside a car showroom is spotted and Albert screeches to a halt. Park Street, Luton recognised by Jon.

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After reversing the Zephyr into the showroom, Albert watches as the Man drives past. Park Street in Luton identified by Jon Scott.

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The camera pans with the Man's Wolseley. Jon identifies this as Park Street in Luton.

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Albert gets back into his car and drives away as the car dealer spots him. Looking onto Park Street in Luton, Bedfordshire identified by Jon Scott.

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Treasure walks through the streets after Albert dissapoints her yet again.

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Albert catches up with Treasure.

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Outside a furniture shop, Albert does his best to persuade Treasure to remain as his girlfriend.

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Treasure runs away before succumbing to Albert's charm.

Realising that he's finally lost Treasure, Albert jumps out of his car allowing it to career into the back of other vehicles outside Callendar's shop. Behind the fence is Whitefriars School Annex on Grant Road in Wealdstone.

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The same road over 56 years later. (PW)

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Albert returns to his usual self, trying it on with a potential customer.

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Across the road, the two churchmen continue with their collecting.

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The Vicar makes his way to knock on another door.

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As Albert continues his flirting, the Curate gains a few more coins towards the church roof fund.

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And this is where we came in . . . . . . . .