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Bond Street (1948)

A young British woman is getting married, and as she goes through her trousseau we see the stories behind four of the items that were bought on Bond Street in London.

Director:

Gordon Parry

Writers:

Terence Rattigan (episode), Rodney Ackland (episode) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Kent ... Ricki Merritt
Roland Young ... George Chester-Barrett
Kathleen Harrison ... Ethel Brawn
Derek Farr ... Joe Marsh
Hazel Court ... Julia Chester-Barrett
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... Steve Winter
Paula Valenska Paula Valenska ... Elsa
Patricia Plunkett ... Mary Phillips
Robert Flemyng ... Frank Moody
Adrianne Allen ... Mrs. Taverner
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Len Phillips
Joan Dowling Joan Dowling ... Norma
Charles Goldner Charles Goldner ... Robert, Head Waiter
James McKechnie ... Inspector Yarrow (as James Mc Kechnie)
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Barman
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A young British woman is getting married, and as she goes through her trousseau we see the stories behind four of the items that were bought on Bond Street in London.

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Trivia

Jean Cadell is often credited wrongly with being in this film. The BFI holds the contracts for this project (Robert Lennard special Collection); she did not sign a contract. See more »

Goofs

In 'The Veil' episode towards the end Leslie Howard confronts Kenneth Griffith in a pub and is given a card which he later gives to Mr Dorn. Later he meets Mary who asks if he got the card back. He shows it to her then teats it up. See more »

Quotes

Steve Winter: [Len is blackmailing someone] You're going to give me that card, Len.
Len Phillips: Am I?
Steve Winter: Yes, you are.
Len Phillips: That's what you think.
Steve Winter: I don't think, I know.
Len Phillips: What makes you so sure? Do you want to pick trouble?
Steve Winter: [Smiling] I don't Len, I just want you to give me that card.
Len Phillips: Here, who do you think you're talking to?
Steve Winter: You, Len. I know your type; all bluster and no guts.
Len Phillips: Well, I got friends, see, and if you try anything - ...
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Soundtracks

How Late Is Too Late ?
Music by Adrian Foley
Lyric by Phil Park
Piano Solos Composed and Played by J. Ware
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In the Mr Cholomdley Warner & Mr Grayson Mold
10 December 2012 | by howardmorleySee all my reviews

I always enjoy British films circa 1940s directed in the "Cholomdley-Warner" mold (Harry Enfield).This film reminded me of "Quartet, Trio & Encore", three short films based on stories by William Somerset Maugham."Bond Street" (1948), apart from the named obvious stars, interestingly has Ian Carmichael in a debut walk-on non speaking extra role, working in a high class fashion house in the premier shopping district of west London.

One scene in one of the three short films brought a tear to my eye.Hard working seamstress, Kathleen Harrison (in one of her typical working class roles), wants to have an hour off work to visit her very ill daughter in hospital but finds she cannot as a rich, haughty lady customer wants her dress ready that evening for an important engagement.The manageress tells Kathleen she will have to stay and finish the dress first so missing the hospital appointment.In a fit of pique Kathleen purposely then rips the dress.The audience sympathy however switches to the "haughty lady" when she informs Kathleen her important engagement is in fact an emotional reunion to see her son blinded at Arnhem (1944).When she learns about Kathleen's problems she becomes very sympathetic and takes her for a champagne drink and they become friends.The girls in the work room rally round Kathleen so she can make her hospital appointment to see her daughter.Kathleen also has good news once she arrives there and it all ends happily for her.

There are two other watchable films in this compilation DVD, one with Derek Farr and Jean Kent but I found the story line rather far fetched and it ended too suddenly.I consider my grading of 6/10 fair.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1950 (USA) See more »

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Mono (recorded on) (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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