London Belongs To Me

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

A shabby London lodging-house has the usual assortment of oddballs, including Alastair Sim - that staple of eccentricity - as a phony medium. Most particularly, there is garage-hand Attenborough, who lives with his mum (Henson). For a while, the picture looks like out-takes from This Happy Breed, but it swerves into thrillerdom, and then into something else again when Attenborough steals a car and his former girlfriend is killed in a hit-and-run accident. Attenborough is sentenced to hang for murder, and his fellow-lodgers march to Whitehall demanding a reprieve. Gilliat handles the thematic lurching very ably, even if it does look like a filmed play, and Attenborough's performance uses the left-over menace and panic of Brighton Rock. (From a novel by Norman Collins.) ATu.

By: ATu


Release details

112 mins

Cast and crew

Sidney Gilliat
Sidney Gilliat, JB Williams
Alastair Sim
Stephen Murray
Richard Attenborough
Fay Compton
Wylie Watson
Susan Shaw
Joyce Carey
Hugh Griffith
Gladys Henson
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