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When London Sleeps (1932)

Slippery Rodney Haines runs a high-class gambling joint in Hampstead, while elsewhere in London Lamberti's Fair for the less-well-off is on its last legs. The only link between them seems ... See full summary »

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Harold French ...
Francis L. Sullivan ...
Rodney Haines
René Ray ...
Mary
A. Bromley Davenport ...
Col. Grahame
Alexander Field ...
Sam
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Hilde
Ben Field ...
Lamberti
Barbara Everest ...
Mme Lamberti
Herbert Lomas ...
Pollard
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James Knight ...
Garnett
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Slippery Rodney Haines runs a high-class gambling joint in Hampstead, while elsewhere in London Lamberti's Fair for the less-well-off is on its last legs. The only link between them seems to be Tommy Blyth, whose betting has put him in serious debt with Haines and who fancies Mary, the Lamberti's adopted daughter. In fact, there is a further unexpected link between the two worlds. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Hampstead was never like this
11 July 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Having worked in and around Hampstead for the last 50 years I have never seen a house like this!A beautiful art deco gambling den run by Francis L Sullivan.His troublesome upper crust customer Harold French owes him £2000.French goes to Epsom races to try to recoup but loves another £200.He goes to a boxing booth in the fairground.He knocks out the resident champ and wins the heart of Rene Ray,the adopted daughter of the booth's owner.Francis L Sullivan thinks he has become his uncle's heir till he discovers he had a daughter,who had been adopted.Of course it is Rene Ray.Sullivan decides to kidnap her and keep her in Hampstead for a month by which time he hopes the estate will be distributed.However French finds out about this.The police are tipped off and raid the house.French and Sullivan fight.This leads to cans of petrol catching on firs and setting the house ablaze.Ray manages to leap on to telegraph wires and French goes up a pole to try and hold her.Eventually the fire brigade turns up and French and Ray land in a jumping mat,fadeout.So a lot of action and plot for a film with a 71 minute running time.Above average production from Twickenham.


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