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Soho Stories

Long linked to flesh and pleasure, London’s infamous district merits a closer look. Here you’ll find jazz clubs, garrets, lewdness and lidos.

Together they created a place of tolerence during a puritan age. The world descended. The city changed.

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The Small World of Sammy Lee
The Small World of Sammy Lee
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The Small World of Sammy Lee

Drama1962107 minsDirector: Ken Hughes

Seedy Soho strip-club compere Sammy (Anthony Newley) races to escape the heavies who hunt him in this gritty, engrossing 1960s London thriller.

Design for Loving
Design for Loving
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Design for Loving

Comedy196269 minsDirector: Godfrey Grayson

A grubby Soho beatnik becomes a fuzz-faced fashionista for a leading London fashion house in this 1960s rom com.

The Green Cockatoo
The Green Cockatoo
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The Green Cockatoo

Action and Adventure194064 minsDirector: William Cameron Menzies

From an original scenario by Graham Greene, this is a neat crime thriller about a girl (René Ray) who witnesses a murder, becomes a suspect herself, and gets mixed up with a sleazy Soho gangster (John Mills).

All Night Long
All Night Long
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All Night Long

Drama196291 minsDirector: Basil Dearden

Othello is transposed to the 1960s Soho jazz scene as a malevolent drummer sows mistrust between husband-and-wife jazz luminaries.

Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
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Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon

Biopic199887 minsDirector: John Maybury

Derek Jacobi and Daniel Craig star as artist Francis Bacon and his muse George Dyer in John Maybury’s darkly exquisite biopic.

Where Has Poor Mickey Gone
Where Has Poor Mickey Gone
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Where Has Poor Mickey Gone

56 minsDirector: Gerry Levy

A fairground showman (Warren Mitchell) exacts a terrible revenge upon the hooligans who terrorise him in this haunting tale of mystery and magic

Primitive London
Primitive London
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Primitive London

Documentary196587 minsDirector: Arnold Louis Miller

Arnold Louis Miller's follow-up to London in the Raw lifts the lid on society’s decay with its sideshow spectacle of 60s London depravity.

London in the Raw
London in the Raw
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London in the Raw

Documentary196447 minsDirector: Arnold Louis Miller

Low-budget movie mogul Arnold Louis Miller concocted this exploitation-style documentary which peers behind the grimy net curtains of British life.

Soho Striptease Clubs
Soho Striptease Clubs
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Soho Striptease Clubs

19587 minsDirector: John Rhodes

Intrepid investigative journalist Daniel Farson ventures deep into the heart of Soho to explore the hidden world of afternoon Striptease Clubs.

Frenzy
Frenzy
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Frenzy

Police drama1972116 minsDirector: Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock returned to London for was his penultimate film, a brutal serial killer drama that proved the veteran still had the edge.

G.G. Passion
G.G. Passion
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G.G. Passion

Animation & Artists Moving Image196624 minsDirector: David Bailey

In this ultra-rare short directed by David Bailey, an ageing pop singer is hounded by mysterious assassins.

Cocaine
Cocaine
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Cocaine

Crime192250 minsDirector: Graham Cutts

A decadent, controversial tale of London's seedy underbelly, where an elegant Chinese club host enslaves the weak with white powder.

Piccadilly
Piccadilly
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Piccadilly

Crime1929109 minsDirector: E.A. Dupont

The glitter of Jazz Age clubland meets the Far East (of London) in this stunningly restored silent classic, starring Anna May Wong.

Ping Pong
Ping Pong
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Ping Pong

Comedy1986100 minsDirector: Leong Po-Chih

A young lawyer has to execute the will of a Chinese man found dead in a phone box in a witty comic thriller - the first British-Chinese feature film.

Soursweet
Soursweet
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Soursweet

Drama1988111 minsDirector: Mike Newell

Hong Kong newlyweds seek a fresh start in 60s Britain, but fall foul of the Triad underworld in this adaptation of Timothy Mo's blackly comic novel.

Yellow Fever
Yellow Fever
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Yellow Fever

Comedy199827 minsDirector: Raymond Yeung

A gay British-Chinese man refuses to date Chinese men. But then Jai Ming moves in next door.

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