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The film maximised 20th Century-Fox's "frozen funds": money earned in England by the studio which, by law, could only be spent there. Hence, the extensive location footage is genuinely shot in London, whilst the interiors are all Los Angeles-based.
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The curious title (a clear allusion to Sherlock Holmes) is only referenced once, when Phil helps a lost bespectacled man find his way in the fog.
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The department store visited by Alice MacDonald and Bob Matthews is a genuine shop, Barkers of Kensington. The 135 year old art-deco establishment closed in January 2006.
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The central plot-gimmick about the mysterious "Mr Evans" and its final revelation was taken from the "Mr Christopher" strand in The House on 92nd Street (1945), also directed by Henry Hathaway in 1945. This is incorrect; The original novel "The Disappearing Nursemaid" aka "Warrant for X" was written by Philip McDonald in 1938. The plot device is in that novel, so the movie's device could not have been taken from a movie filmed in 1945; more likely the reverse is true.
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Phillip Hannon is living at 603 Regent Court, Portman Square, W[est] 1, tel: ARCade 6549.
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The plot of this movies bears a striking resemblance to Rear Window: a person with a particular skill and physical disability sets out to solve a perceived crime with the help of his girlfriend and trusted companion.
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The modernist portrait above the mantelpiece in the flat appears to be a Modigliani.
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