Wood Street –  The Case of Lady Camber (1920)

The Case of Lady Camber (1920) | Wood Street

The Case of Lady Camber‘ is a mystery film directed by Walter West and starring Violet Hopson, based on a 1915 play of the same title by Horace Annesley Vachell. The plot concerns Lord Camber, who is suspected of murdering his wife, an ex-chorus girl. A 1932 film ‘Lord Camber’s Ladies‘, based on the play which was also the source material for West’s film, was produced by Alfred Hitchcock. His first surviving feature, ‘The Pleasure Garden‘ (1925) concerned the same topic (showgirls in trouble after over-stepping social boundaries).

This is one of a number of films made between 1914 and 1930 at Cunard Broadwest’s Walthamstow Studios which was at 247-251 Wood Street, E17 3NT. Another studio, Precision Film Studio, was further down Wood Street at Beuleigh Court.