Nightbirds

Date: 1970
Director: Andy Milligan
Production Company: Cinemedia Films Inc.

Stars: Julie Shaw, Berwick Kaler, Elaine Shore, Bill Clancy, Bay White
Location(s): London

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Storyline:

While living rough on the streets of London’s East End a young man encounters a mysterious woman.

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Dink (Berwick Kaler) wanders through the streets of London. Whites Row in E1 with the London Fruit Exchange to the right and Lilian Knowles House, Crispin Street in the distance. The building was seen in 'The Crying Game'.

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Whites Row now, with customary scaffolding for an RS shot whilst the London Fruit & Wool Exchange, as shown in the screen shot, is in course of demolition. (RL)

Commercial Street with Christ Church, Spitalfields in the background.

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Hopefully I have right column(s), a bit difficult without continuity. (RL)

Commercial Street across the road from Christ Church with buildings on Fournier Street visible to the extreme left.

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More information to go on with this one. (RL)

Looking north from the corner of Brushfield Street and Commercial Street.

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Everywhere around here is now rather more "trendy". (RL)

Facing west on Brushfield Street with Spitalfields Market entrance in the centre.

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More "trendyness". (RL)

Dink becomes ill, staggering to rest against a wall. The gateway to the rear of Christ Church on Fournier Street E1. A scene in 'The Crying Game' was shot just along from here.

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"Works" are still going on there. (RL)

Dee (Julie Shaw) appears and comforts the young man. Fournier Street once more.

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So much better now that the corrugated, iron, or was it asbestos in those days, has gone. (RL)

Fournier Street with the Commercial Street frontage of Spitalfields Market seen in the right distance.

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All the stonework has been cleaned in the intervening years. (RL)

Dink explains that he is homeless since leaving his mother's house. Commercial Street in London E1.

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Very little has changed. (RL)

Across Commercial Street stands a former warehouse.

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Now with change of use. (RL)

Dee leads Dink to her squalid top floor flat. Facing south-eastward on Commercial Street E1.

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A few more pedestrians. (RL)

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Soon after the two begin a difficult relationship, Dink captures a pigeon on the roof of the apartment block. The spire belongs to Christ Church, Spitalfields.

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This was shot on the roof of a still standing building at the apex of Commercial Street and Toynbee Street.

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Dee follows Dink from the roof. Bernard House on stands to the left and Brune House stands in the centre background

On another day, the troubled couple venture out of the apartment. Facing north on Steward Street E1 with Spitalfields Market to the right.

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All a little smarter these days. (RL)

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Steward Street, running between Spital Square and Brushfield Street.

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The street sign reads Spital Square and this area was also seen in 'The London Nobody Knows' as well as 'A Kid for Two Farthings'.

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The pair take left overs from a corner of the market.

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Dink is caught after being pressured into stealing a blanket. The shop names 'Stanley' and 'I. Evitt' are reflected in the window.

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After killing Dink's pigeon, Dee makes her way to the roof. Toynbee Street runs into the distance on the left side of the image.

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The bird is left and Dee returns to the flat. Properties on Commercial Street stand to the left.

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Dee's Mother (Bay White) is tending her garden as the phone rings.

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As rain falls, Dee speaks with her mother from a call box.

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Dink finds that Dee has killed the pigeon and he falls from the roof as he stoops to pick up the bird. To the bottom left is the corner of Commercial Street and Flower & Dean Street, since renamed Lolesworth Close.

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Another young man wanders through the streets of London . . . . . Ray Glenister advises that this is also Whites Row, London E1 and at least the building on the left remains to support. (RL)

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