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    Set in London the scene is Petula Clark (I think!) stepping off a London Bus. The bus is in Swiss Cottage NW3. Thanks!

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    There's a lot of Swiss Cottage bus action in The Galloping Major but Petula Clark is played by Janette Scott.

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    Hi,
    If in colour, could it be LONDON TOWN? Or if later, in Black and white, could it be THE RUNAWAY BUS?

    Long while since I saw these films. So I may be wrong.

    Alan French.

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    Another possibility could be Dance Hall from 1950 though it's been quite a while since I last watched this film

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    Is it The Runaway Bus (1954) ? Sorry, hadn't seen that this had already been mentioned by AF!
    Last edited by antonylds; 11-01-12 at 10:37 PM.

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    Thanks All, the Runaway Bus was, I think, a single decker and the bus I'm thinking of was a London Transport RT(?). I'll have a look at London Town and the Galloping Major.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tavistock View Post
    Thanks All, the Runaway Bus was, I think, a single decker and the bus I'm thinking of was a London Transport RT(?). I'll have a look at London Town and the Galloping Major.
    I don't remember any buses in London Town - doesn't Pet spend most of her time in Mary Clare's lodgings? Quite a lot of the action of The Galloping Major centres round a bus garage and it was filmed in Swiss Cottage. It doesn't actually have Petula Clark though but Janette Scott does hang around bus driver Jimmy Hanley more than is natural for a 14 year old

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    How old do you have to be to hang around with Jimmy Hanley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Dando View Post
    How old do you have to be to hang around with Jimmy Hanley?

    Nick
    Actually, I'm not sure there's ever an appropriate age for hanging around with Jimmy Hanley

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    Quote Originally Posted by tavistock View Post
    Thanks All, the Runaway Bus was, I think, a single decker and the bus I'm thinking of was a London Transport RT(?). I'll have a look at London Town and the Galloping Major.
    The American Fox Scope move The Runaway Bus was a single decker...but the Frankie Howerd 'vehicle'(!) was I think, London Transport or similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tavistock View Post
    Thanks All, the Runaway Bus was, I think, a single decker and the bus I'm thinking of was a London Transport RT(?). I'll have a look at London Town and the Galloping Major.
    Lots of bus stills here: Buses on Screen - Films G-Gl

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    I've been through the Buses on Screen (and e-mailed the site owner) with no luck and have just watched all the Huggetts films, for which I deserve an award for perseverance beyond the call of duty. Galloping Major next. Thanks for your suggestions.

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    I've just ordered a film I'd never heard of before in the MovieMail sale. It features Petula and Jimmy, so it might be a candidate.

    Don't Ever Leave Me (1949) - IMDb

    Does anyone know anything more about the film?

    Don't Ever Leave Me DVD | Crime | Films by Movie Mail UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Dando View Post
    I've just ordered a film I'd never heard of before in the MovieMail sale. It features Petula and Jimmy, so it might be a candidate.

    Don't Ever Leave Me (1949) - IMDb

    Does anyone know anything more about the film?

    Don't Ever Leave Me DVD | Crime | Films by Movie Mail UK

    Nick
    It's a star vehicle for teenage Pet. One IMDB reviewer suggests it's a parody of No Orchids for Miss Blandish but that makes it sound rather more interesting than it is! Edward Rigby is always welcome at Chateau Waggett though.
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