Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Sparrows cant sing

yes i can identify picture no 21 it is the pub that is shown in the movie "Sparrows cant sing" the pub was called ' The Pride of the isle" the address is 20 Havanah st Millwall. It was then on what was known as the isle of dogs. I remember when the film was made. I know this info is correct because my mum owned that pub, and thats where i lived. I hope I have been of some help to you. regards
ted Matthew

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Midhurst Film Set Carlton of the FO

Here is my page on Carlton Browne. Please pinch any pics or info you need. But a link back to the pages and an acknowledgement would be appreciated.
John Trueman, Editor, Midhurst Pages.
P.S. The account of Carlton was written especially for me by the author, but if you want to use it too, that's fine.

And a photo of Midhurst Station .......now......would put the iceing on the cake, and give me a reason for starting a page for Carlton Browne.

Have you a copy of the film, can you get me a copy?
Thanks John

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Servant

The picture of the the railway station, pic 6, of The Servant is St Pancras. It looks nothing like that now. I recognised it immediately when I first saw the movie about 20 years ago. There is, I fear, no way of taking the same picture now.

Keith Wickham

Thanks Keith, every little helps
Best wishes

Monday, October 16, 2006

Made in Belgravia

Blind Date and Fallen Idol were both made in Belgravia, using the same streets, shots and angles.

Of all the roads, yards, avenues and passageways, in all the world, why did they choose these?

John Tunstill

Billy Liar

Audrey, who I met in the Halifax Market tea shop, told me that she had inadvertantly been in Billy Liar, passing by in the street.

When the girl next door saw the film she jumped out of her seat and shrieked, "There's our Audrey", bringing noise and confusion to the audience.

Ah, those memories!!!

John Tunstill

Billy Liar

They say that the dance hall seen in Billy Liar was the old Locarno ballroom, Burnley, North East of Manchester.

George Bryan

Kind Of Loving

Hi again,

Just reading the blog on the site, the hospital in A kind of Loving is Blackburn Royal Infirmary not Bolton Royal.


Friday, October 13, 2006

Does anyone know about these Liverpool films?

Does anyone know about these Liverpool films?

Battle of the Mods, AKA Crazy Baby

Behind the Rent Strike

Birth of the Beatles


Dangerous Youth

Letter to Brezhnev

Long Haul, The

Who? Why? Where? When? What? and How?

.................cummon Scoucers, less be 'aving ya.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Free Cinema BFI release

Hi Guys,

I understand that documentary locations are beyond the scope of the site, but I have just finished viewing the 3 DVD set recently released by the BFI called "Free Cinema" . I don’t know if you have had an opportunity to view this release yet but I was absolutely riveted. There's so much interest here for location junkies like me. But it must be especially interesting for anyone who grew up in London during the 50's and 60's, for in several of the films IE 'Together' filmed in the docklands and 'One Potato' in Camden, the streets are the stars. This collection is priceless. I would be interested to know if you have a chance to see any of the films in this set.

Best Regards...
Richard H Parker

Fast Lady

Film Title: Fast Lady Beaconsfield Studios

comments: I have lived in Beaconsfield all my life, I am now 52, we used to live behind the Beaconsfield Studios.
My Parents even used to 'put up' as guests at times actors from these films, when this film was being made we had Leslie Phillips as a guest... I am unsure of the location of many of the photos, but 2 I can identify with no problem.
Number 5. Shows the corner of Maxwell Road with the shop WH Smiths on the corner, this part of Beaconsfield has not changed much, Smiths is still there!
Number 6. Appears to be the same row of shops and therefore is Gregories Road or Burkes Road, both come in close together, my best guess would be Burkes Road.
Hope this is of help?
Andrew Petersen

Books arrived

Dear John -
Rather unexpectedly, the books came a short while ago - I hadn't supposed they'd turn up for some weeks yet!

Many thanks, and my best for your excellent Web endeavours!

I can't close, though, without recommending Gary Giblin's absolutely thorough book, 'Hitchcock's London' (Midnight Marquee, 2006) which I've just finished. Fair size photos on every page, albeit only b/w ones.
Plus clear instructions for getting to each and every place mentioned.

Good cheer - Ken Mogg

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Hue and Cry

Hi, just looking at your great site, and I can recognise the location of photos 8, 9 and 10 from Hue and Cry.

They are St Andrew Street EC1, looking up towards Holborn Circus.

Hope this helps

Thursday, October 05, 2006

A Clockwork Orange underpass

Hi Jon
The location for the underpass in A Clockwork Orange is incorrect. Tony Reeves states on his website that it is the northern underpass at Wandsworth Bridge Roundabout.

Its actually the southern underpass. I've checked both of them and the southern underpass matches the background looking out from inside the underpass whereas the northern one doesn't.

Tony has said he will go back, photograph it again and correct it on his site.


We too weren't sure of which underpass either. Well done David.
John Tunstill

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

millions like us

Hi - I was just wondering if the pub used in millions like us was the Beehive Pub in Welwyn Garden City, in fact, if I remember rightly Gainsborough Films were made in Welwyn Garden City the spot now, or rather was, taken over by Polycell. The aircraft scenes could be Hawker Sidley in Hatfield, and there was also an Iron foundry in the Garden City - hope this helps

.............Any views on this anyone?
..........John Tunstill