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Laburnum Grove (1936)

Laburnum Grove. A quiet, residential address in one of the newer north London suburbs, Nice houses. Nice people.Mr Radfern, decent, respectable citizen and householder spends his Sunday ... See full summary »

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Laburnum Grove. A quiet, residential address in one of the newer north London suburbs, Nice houses. Nice people.Mr Radfern, decent, respectable citizen and householder spends his Sunday evenings in his greenhouse who would think he is a forger working for criminals....... Written by wxjuh

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This film received its earliest documented telecast Saturday 19 August 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

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Mr. Baxley: Exactly why are you going to Birmingham, George?
Mr. Radfern: Business.
Mrs. Baxley: Ha! Business!
Mr. Radfern: Exactly, business. You don't think I'd go to Birmingham for pleasure, do you?
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Masterly performances from gwenn and hardwicke
3 August 2006 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the NFT last night.It was shown as part of the tribute to Carol Reed.A director who now largely seems to be forgotten.This film is based on a play by J.B.Prisetley.Given that there is not a lot in the way of opening out it is fairly easy to see where the three acts begin and end.The two lead performances by Gwenn and Harwicke are ones to cherish.I have seen Gwenn in a number of his British films and i have to say that i have not seen him put a foot wrong.He has a cherubic smile which normally hides some mischievous thought.This film thrives on incongruity.There are some exterior shots of suburban London in the 1930s including the exterior,and possibly the interior of Stolls Picture Theatre,which i believe was in Kingsway.


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