Filmed in Camden :: Danny Nissim

  • Camden Local Studies and Archive Centre 32-38 Theobalds Road London, England, WC1X 8PA United Kingdom

In this talk the film buff Danny Nissim will be looking at some films shot on location in Camden in the decade after the Second World War.  In Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’ we see James Stewart tussling with a taxidermist in Camden Town.

In the much-loved Ealing comedy ‘The Ladykillers’ starring Alec Guinness we see how a house poised precariously next to the Copenhagen railway tunnel suddenly seems to shift location a mile or so south and we trace the getaway route from a mail van robbery through streets between St Pancras and King’s Cross which no longer exist.

In ‘Train of Events’, a lesser known Ealing drama, Jack Warner plays a station master who lives in a terraced house on St Pancras Way, long since demolished. We’ll see how these locations have changed – some almost beyond recognition – in the intervening decades.

Price: Members free. Non-members welcome £1 at the door.