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    Sadly these street look like they may have been knocked down the day after filming but I hope I'm wrong. Does anyone recognise anything here?
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    I was 3rd asst director for this the whole shooting of this film & these scene's were filmed not far from Paddington Railway station!-Where did you get these shots from?-I NEVER EVER SAW THE FILM!!!!!

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    These are just screen grabs from the BFI release of the film.

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    It was released here in 2010 on the BFI's flipside label
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...ative%3D165953

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    I've known the answer to this one for some time, but I didn't have a convincing way of proving it..... until now.

    This is the general view



    This was Lord Hills Road W2. The buildings to the right were numbers 25&27. The large house to the left was 31 Westbourne Park Crescent.

    The proximity of the derelict house to the flats that are under construction.



    The flats themselves, note the two horizontal slots in the brickwork.



    Two years later and "The Knack and How to Get It" is filming in Cirencester Street/Rowington Close.
    Everything in Lord Hills Road has been demolished; number 31 is hanging in there, but by 1966, when The Sandwich Man is shot in the same area, it too has gone.



    It's now more than fifty years since the filming.


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    Alan F, many thanks for sticking with it. That whole area sandwiched between that arc of Harrow Road, on the south, and the Grand Union Canal, on the north, was, as you must be aware, very popular with film makers from about 1950 and those film basically chart the destruction of the area.

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