Friday, July 14, 2006

The Gelignite Gang

Dear John,

Thank you. I seem to remember we previously had some correspondence about 'The Gelignite Gang' scenes for which were shot at night in Kemp Town Brighton about 1955. imdb says it was released in 1956.

My mother took a photograph of St Mark's Church Kemp Town for the cover of the Parish Magazine about the same time that we all sat on the flint wall and watched this being filmed. They had the old fashioned arc lights set up on the bank behind this wall to light up the action which took place at one of the shops on the opposite side of Eastern Road to the right of the garage there. The garage is now a petrol station and the shops are all flats I think.