Peter Sellers, Wilfrid Hyde White, David Lodge, Bernard Cribbins, Lionel Jeffries
Berkshire, Hampshire, London, Surrey
Director : Robert Day Production Company : Tudor Productions, John Harvel Prods, Vale Film Prods Region : LONDON T-Z,SOUTH EAST R-Z
Three convicts escape from jail in the countryside, exteriors actually in the Caledonian Road, North London, Pentonville Prison, (where Oscar Wilde was banged up, representing Reading Goal, but such is the way of the location managers!) to rob a Maharajah . . .
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tw001. Exterior wall of Pentonville Prison, Wheelwright Road, London N.7. Just a hop and skip from Frederica Street where Mrs Lopsided's house was built in 'The Ladykillers', backing onto the railway, but which seemed to be in front of St Pancras station in Argyle Street. Confused? Is this part of the same wall that features in 'Odd Man Out' (odmaou030)?
tw001n. Now. (Modern Photo Added: 07-04-2013)
tw002. The gatehouse scenes for this picture were filmed at South Cavalry Barracks in Aldershot. The bulk of the barracks was demolished in the 60s but the gatehouse and guardroom have been preserved. Sent in by Ross. Thanks to him.
tw002n. This is the gatehouse at the west end of the South Cavalry Barracks at Aldershot. I worked in these barracks as a student shifting furniture prior to demolition. Nick Ross, with help from Google. (Modern Photo Added: 20-02-2012)
tw002a. Isabella Raine contacted us advising that she watched this film being made when she was just eight years old. At the time, her family lived in Willems Barracks in Aldershot and filming took place behind the married quarters.
tw002c. In the background is the gateway at the west end of the South Cavalry Barracks, Aldershot in Hampshire.
tw002d. Isabella adds that the director asked us army kids for advice on locations and that her den appears in the film. "They even left a red rag that I tied onto the bush outside my den and told me to watch out for it".
tw002e. Also remembered by Isabella was being bought hot dogs every day by members of the cast. "They were all lovely to us army kids".
tw003. Perhaps Pentonville.
tw004. Trinity House Square, Port of London Authority buildings, Callan was here. And the chap in the photo, James Huntley, from Middlesborough is an old soldier who served in the Black Watch.