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The address of the bank on the cheque dated 5 August 1953, drawn in favour of Mr S.Lilley, is National Provincial Bank, 62 The Mall Ealing W5. A bank is still at that address (as at April 2010), although it is now a branch of the Allied Irish Banks. See more »
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This is a fine little Ealing film from the great Basil Dearden - lots of brilliant outdoor shots of various race courses around southern England; really captures the colour and excitement of racing (I don't even like racing or gambling on horses). Okay, some of the racing shots are obviously shot in some empty field somewhere and cut together with racing footage but the effect is good. Great shots of Brentford and west London and some of the main line train stations. There's the Griffin Pub in Brentford (right near the football ground, incidentally) and an incredibly gruff, working class area that is now for the rich only. That's the great thing about these Ealing films - they all give you an amazing insight into a society that has changed so much in just 50 years.
Simple but effective script from Tibby Clarke, too.
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