None of the films here is of top rate cinematic quality. Indeed, one at least, is banal, being inspired by a French model which is similarly banal. However I bought them, as others will, for their historical value and the opportunity to wander down Memory Lane - or rather, among London's picturesque past, some of it as I remember in the post war years. There are some very interesting places and some beautiful places that I don't recognise, either because I am simply ignorant of them or because they no longer exist.
Alas, so much of what was best about London's charm and character is dead and gone. Park Lane, for example: the basis for a film 'Spring in Park Lane'; now a veritable Hell of fast moving traffic.The wonderful Gothic St Paul's School wiped off the face of the earth, together with the majestic crescent of Victorian mansions that comprised Talgarth Road in West Kensington and the quiet backwater of Colet Gardens - now another Hell dedicated to an endless stream of fast, noisy and dirty traffic on its way west. Somehow, the Natural History Museum in Kensington, managed to escape the Developers' dreams. But go and see it while you can and before, like so much of what is depicted in these films, it, too, is simply a memory! Recapture a little of that magic, at least, preserved for posterity in these films.