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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
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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
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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
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The Green Cockatoo

Action and Adventure194064 mins

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Ping Pong

Comedy1986100 mins

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
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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
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Yellow Fever

Comedy199827 mins

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

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