Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The Great London Movies No.28 & 29: Hue and Cry & The Lavender Hill Mob

It’s The Daily Constitutional Film Festival. And it’s programmed by London Walks Guides and London Walkers. Which is the greatest London movie of them all? The best performance in a London-set film? Your favourite London movie location?

As usual, we want to hear from you – send us your favourite London movie nominations to the usual email address, get in touch with us on Twitter @londonwalks or leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

Angela joins in…

No. 28 & 29: Hue and Cry & The Lavender Hill Mob

Another thought re London films: 'Hue and Cry", an Ealing comedy, 1947, set in London just after the war, and 'The Lavender Hill Mob', early fifties I think, set a bit in Paris but mostly London, and again a classic!

Classics indeed Angela! Here they are…


Angela is one special actress. "She's so good it's almost impossible to compliment her", as Frederic Raphael, the author of The Glittering Prizes, said of her performance in that award-winning series. A similarly smitten Clive James said of her "Helena in the Royal Shakespeare Company's All's Well That Ends Well: "You couldn't ask to hear the words better spoken"


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