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I travel across realms. Realms of storytelling. This place right here is one of them. It exists out of time.

Isaac Heller to Cruella De Vil src

1920s England[1] is a world featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It appears in the eighteenth episode of the fourth season.

1920s England is based on England from the novel "The Hundred and One Dalmatians", and the Disney film One Hundred and One Dalmatians.


Before First Curse

Not much is known about 1920s England, except that it is one of the realms the Author, Isaac Heller, has traveled to during his search for a good story. A famed dog trainer, Madeline, strives to keep her disturbed daughter, Cruella, locked in the attic after she not only poisons her own father, but also her two consecutive stepfathers. Hearing of Madeline's talent with dogs, Isaac interviews her, believing her ability comes from magic, but she insists it is only from hard work. Deeming this too boring of a story, he inquiries after the three male portraits in her home, suspecting she is thrice divorced or widowed, causing an angry Madeline to throw him out. From her bedroom window, Cruella convinces Isaac to help her escape and she will give him a proper story. They go to a nightclub together, where she leads him to believe her mother killed her three husbands. Smitten with Cruella, Isaac reveals the magic he possesses in his quill and ink that allow him to write stories into reality. Asking her to run away with him, he gifts her the power to manipulate animals, as she returns home one last time to confront her mother. Madeline warns Issac about her daughter's true nature, and he doesn't believe her at first, until he realizes Cruella took his quill. After Cruella murders Madeline, Isaac steals back the quill, using it to remove her ability to ever kill anyone again. ("Sympathy for the De Vil")


For detailed location information see the list of minor 1920s England Locations.


On-Screen Notes

Set Dressing

Filming Locations



  1. LISTINGS: ONCE UPON A TIME: Air Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015. Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC. Episode Title: (#418) "Sympathy for the De Vil".. The Futon Critic. “"Sympathy for the De Vil" - In fictional 1920s England, viewers meet a young Cruella, whose oppressive mother uses her Dalmatians to terrorize her daughter.”
  2. Murray's Night Club. Jazz Age Club. Retrieved on September 23, 2018. “Murray's Night Club in Beak Street, London was opened in late 1913 by Jack Mays, an American and Ernest A. Cordell, an Englishman. / One presumes that Murray’s Club endured and was the same Murray’s that flourished under Percival Murray and his son David through the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s finally closing its doors in 1975.”
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  4. 4.0 4.1 David H. Goodman and Jerome Schwartz on the Season Four Blu-ray Audio Commentary for "Sympathy for the De Vil"
  5. External image of the outside of the house
  6. TwitterLogo.svg @PFischler (Patrick Fischler) on Twitter (April 20, 2015). "The speakeasy was in the basement of the house we shot the other scenes in." (screenshot)
  7. External image of the basement
  8. Screenshot from Psych: "Pilot"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Movies Filmed at Casa Mia. MovieMaps. Retrieved on September 24, 2018.
  10. Screenshot from Supernatural: "Abandon All Hope..."
  11. SPN Filming Locations: Season Six (Episodes 1 - 7). LiveJournal. Retrieved on October 28, 2018.
  12. Screenshot from Arrow: "Corto Maltese"
  13. Screenshot from John Doe: "Past Imperfect"
  14. Screenshot from Lucifer: "St. Lucifer"
  15. Screenshot from iZombie: "Blue Bloody"
  16. The Huffington Post B.C. (March 13, 2014). Fifty Shades Of Grey' Movie House Could Become Seniors Care Home. HuffPost. “Most recently, it was used as interiors for the Grey mansion in "Fifty Shades Of Grey," which finished shooting in the city last month.”

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