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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.
25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.
25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.
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).