I later discovered one of these buildings while studying an ariel view of the entire area around Ealing Studios. The name of the building that Hugh Granger (Antony Baird) looks across to from his so called Hospital room window is in fact Pitzhanger Manor.
The scene where you see Hugh Granger leaving the hospital or rightly named in the film as Park Clinic is in fact Ravenscourt Park Hospital in Hammersmith London. This building was also known as the Freemasons Hospital and nursing home. Other titles it has held are The Royal Masonic or Stamford hospital near Ravenscourt Park London W6 OTN.
Designed by Sir John Burnet Tait and Lorne in 1931, and was opened in 1933 by King George V.
In fact the scene where the Bus avoids a collision with a heavy goods vehicle, but then crashes down an embankment, this scene was a scale model of the area around this hospital. If one was to look at the original drawing made of this hospital the model layout in the film is striking. The steps to the entrance of the hospital may differ from that of the film. A later day picture of the same entrance may appear to show a slight different design now with rails, but these steps have obviously been redesigned at a later date. It is without question that Ravenscourt Park Hospital was the “Park clinic” in the film.
In one scene where Hugh Granger (Antony Baird) Looks out from his window you can actually see a reflection in the open window of Pitzhanger manor.
There is also another scene where Hugh Granger is about to step onto the bus, in a window off to the right of the conductor , You can see what again appears to be a back drop of Pitzhanger manor.
This is in fact the exact spot that the hearse had earlier,
Most of the older buildings that were around and about to Pitzhanger Manor that were part of the Ealing Studio’s complex have long since been demolished. However if anyone has any original pictures of the whole area I would like to see them.
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I would like to thank Mr H. Jones for so kindly giving me permission to photograph his dwelling.