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Bond Street (1948)

A young British woman is getting married, and as she goes through her trousseau we see the stories behind four of the items that were bought on Bond Street in London.

Director:

Gordon Parry

Writers:

Terence Rattigan (episode), Rodney Ackland (episode) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Kent ... Ricki Merritt
Roland Young ... George Chester-Barrett
Kathleen Harrison ... Ethel Brawn
Derek Farr ... Joe Marsh
Hazel Court ... Julia Chester-Barrett
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... Steve Winter
Paula Valenska Paula Valenska ... Elsa
Patricia Plunkett ... Mary Phillips
Robert Flemyng ... Frank Moody
Adrianne Allen ... Mrs. Taverner
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Len Phillips
Joan Dowling Joan Dowling ... Norma
Charles Goldner Charles Goldner ... Robert, Head Waiter
James McKechnie James McKechnie ... Inspector Yarrow (as James Mc Kechnie)
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Barman
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A young British woman is getting married, and as she goes through her trousseau we see the stories behind four of the items that were bought on Bond Street in London.

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rua da Vaidade See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (recorded on) (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Exterior scenes photographed with the kind co-operation of various Bond Street shops, The Metropolitan Police and unsuspecting members of the public. See more »

Quotes

Steve Winter: [Len is blackmailing someone] You're going to give me that card, Len.
Len Phillips: Am I?
Steve Winter: Yes, you are.
Len Phillips: That's what you think.
Steve Winter: I don't think, I know.
Len Phillips: What makes you so sure? Do you want to pick trouble?
Steve Winter: [Smiling] I don't Len, I just want you to give me that card.
Len Phillips: Here, who do you think you're talking to?
Steve Winter: You, Len. I know your type; all bluster and no guts.
Len Phillips: Well, I got friends, see, and if you try anything - ...
[...]
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Soundtracks

How Late Is Too Late ?
Music by Adrian Foley
Lyric by Phil Park
Piano Solos Composed and Played by J. Ware
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Cinematic short stories
18 December 2006 | by crease-1See all my reviews

Bond Street is a visual short story compilation. The stories are connected by a series of objects bought in London's Bond Street for the bride in an upcoming wedding. A dress, string of pearls, veil and bouquet all have a story attached to them. The film is universally well played and tightly directed, with scripts by three separate authors. Nevertheless, the stories merge well to make a pleasing whole. We run the gamut from heavy drama to light British farce, the variety of styles guaranteeing a satisfying experience. Well photographed, on location at times, the titles thanking the "unsuspecting residents of Bond Street" for their contribution.


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