Miracle in Soho (1957)
|John Gregson and Belinda Lee|
The film starts well, with a view of a London skyline and a narration that lists the myriad nationalities living in Soho and describing the area as a "foreign island" within London. Expecting this to a visual treat of street scenes filmed on location, the viewer is instead treated to a rather obvious studio set ...
... that immediately undermines any hope that we might be treated to a fascinating historical record of London in the late 1950s. Though the film offers us an idea of the inhabitants of this "foreign island" ...
... as the romantic lead. Plus we are expected to suspend our disbelief sufficiently first to think that Belinda Lee would fall for John Gregson (who was 16 years her senior), and, secondly, to imagine these two as sisters:
The romance is a little forced, the situation is un-engaging and I, for one, didn't really care about any of the characters.
Here's who else appears:
It is available on DVD for those who might be interested ...
... but I really can't recommend it.