Friday, February 22, 2008

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold


I don't think there's an appeal for info on this one, but I do know of a location scene in The Spy Who Came in From The Cold (1965).

..............All info on all the vintage films is always helpful, and appreciated.

At 31 minutes into the film Richard Burton's character steps off a bus & crosses to the taxi rank in the middle of the road. He then takes the taxi to Chelsea.

This was shot in Elvaston place SW7. The taxi he boards is facing west & in the shot is a row of shops just ahead at the junction. This is Gloucester Road.

The taxi rank is no longer there by the way & buses do not travel along this road. At least not any more!

The street in Chelsea may be Glebe Place SW3 but I'll have to wait till I am there next to check this out.

Also, 'Truscotts Corner' earlier in the film (just prior to the Labour Exchange scene) is the junction of Westbourne Grove & Chepstow Road W2.

Unchanged save for the name on the shop, except now it's in colour!

He receives a job offer in Candahar Road Battersea which is not the subject of location filming but strangeley enough it does exist, just after the railway bridge in Battersea Park Road.