Wednesday, August 09, 2006


There has been some discussion on films that might have used the Royal Geographical Society as a location. The only one I have found so far is Richard III in 1995. The plot for this film is interesting although somewhat later than our usual offerings on Reelstreets:
Based upon the famous National Theatre production Shakespeare's story of Richard III is set in a mythical fascist London of the 1930s. Richard seeks to gain the throne from his elder brother, Edward, by any means within his grasp including murder, marriage, and fratricide. But aside from Edward, his other brother (Clarence) and Edward's two young sons also stand between Richard and the crown of England.
However, on a further search I found the British Geographical Society was the setting for the 1939 film Stanley and Livingstone starring Spencer Tracey. Is this the same building? If so, has anyone seen this film?