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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd November 1951 Born today: David Rappaport, London England, 3'11 actor (Wizard, Time Bandits)
23rd November 1946 Born today: Diana Quick, London England, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job)
23rd November 1931 Fulham and England footballer Alan Mullery born in Notting Hill.
23rd November 1896 Woolwich Arsenal's Joe Powell breaks his wrist in a league match, dying 6 days later from tetanus complications.
23rd November 1869 The Cutty Sark was launched from Dumbarton, headed for the China-tea routes.
23rd November 1705 Nicholas Rowe's Ulysses, premieres in London
The Paradine Case & Hitchcock
Hitchcock's final film and a luxurious film location
Location: 60 Portland Place, off Weymouth Street, W1B 1NL
Description: 'The Paradine Case' is a 1947 American courtroom drama film, set in England, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick.
The film stars Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Alida Valli, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore and Louis Jourdan.
It tells of an English barrister who falls in love with a woman who is accused of murder, and how it affects his relationship with his wife.
And so to this film location...yep, in this last picture by Alfred Hitchcock, this was the luxurious home of lawyer Anthony Keane (Gregory Peck).