FILM : Villain
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Villain 1971 Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Nigel Davenport, Joss Ackland London, Berkshire, Sussex
Director : Michael Tuchner   Production Company : EMI  Region : LONDON T-Z,SOUTH EAST R-Z

Burton plays a vicious East End gangster, who loves his mother, beats up his boyfriend and has a ruthless contempt for society and his fellow men. Plans a payroll robbery and directs the blackmailing of Members of Parliament with a taste for unorthodox sex.

The robbery chase scene in this film where they are side by side with another car on a sharp left hand was filmed in Wildridings, Bracknell, on the edge of the Southern Industrial estate. As is the scene when they are casing the job and "loiter with the intent to make a telephone call" is film 200 yards along the road further in the southern industrial estate.
I have much more information with regards to the carry on film locations and Norman Wisdom film locations and Bless this house film locations and the Sean Connery film The Offence (1972) around Maidenhead, Windsor and Bracknell and will endeavour to supply the pictures of these scenes in the near future. If they are of interest to you and your subscribers..regards Anne.

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Villain [DVD]

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Villain - Another meanie.
Villain

vi010. Another meanie.

Villain - Chiswick Park Underground.
Villain

vi011. Chiswick Park Underground.

vi011n. Now. Courtesy of Ken & Rob

Villain - Bollo Bridge Road, Acton, W3. But you knew that didn't you? Well, I didn't, so thank you to Michael Swartze for identification of the site and the photo. Well done. But see below for further thoughts...
Villain

vi012. Bollo Bridge Road, Acton, W3. But you knew that didn't you? Well, I didn't, so thank you to Michael Swartze for identification of the site and the photo. Well done. But see below for further thoughts...

vi012n. Now. Aahhaa, you say, a three storey chunk in the middle of the terrace. But, it's a recent addition. The garage in the original pic has been replaced by the church, the slab building. But the gate posts in the house nearest the garage are the same, and the houses have been re-roofed. Don't make it easy do it? But Michael saw through the disguise.
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2014)

Villain - The same blue garage appears, but the nearby houses have gone and the gate confuses me somewhat, but that's easy to do. Yes JT. Mary Nelson to the rescue with Ramsay Road instead, W3. The blue doors were a ball bearing factory run by Frank Marshall. And the gate/fence surround South Acton Recreatinoal Ground where Burton shared his caravan with Taylor. Thanks to Mary.
Villain

vi013. The same blue garage appears, but the nearby houses have gone and the gate confuses me somewhat, but that's easy to do. Yes JT. Mary Nelson to the rescue with Ramsay Road instead, W3. The blue doors were a ball bearing factory run by Frank Marshall. And the gate/fence surround South Acton Recreatinoal Ground where Burton shared his caravan with Taylor. Thanks to Mary.

Villain - The side of the South Acton recreation ground, Bollo Bridge Road, West London.
Villain

vi014. The side of the South Acton recreation ground, Bollo Bridge Road, West London.

vi014n. Now. Same wall, same bricks, same angle of the house, same rendering, same garden gate. Michael.

Villain - Same wall, a bit further along, a pan shot, with the footbridge in the background.
Villain

vi015. Same wall, a bit further along, a pan shot, with the footbridge in the background.

Villain - The footbridge, from the recreation road??.
Villain

vi016. The footbridge, from the recreation road??.

vi016n. Now. ??..to Fletcher Road, the footbridge again, fantastic sleuthing Michael,

Villain - Decending to Church Path, Acton
Villain

vi017. Decending to Church Path, Acton

vi017n. Now. With shrubbery, thanks to Michael, but a pan shot, no cash for this one.

Villain - London probably, near Victoria possibly, Pimlicoish perhaps? Nope, according to Frances Bull this is Arundel Gardens, London W11. (RL)
Villain

vi018. London probably, near Victoria possibly, Pimlicoish perhaps? Nope, according to Frances Bull this is Arundel Gardens, London W11. (RL)

Villain - Brighton Pier ... or is/was it West Pier? SJ
Villain

vi019. Brighton Pier ... or is/was it West Pier? SJ

vi019n. The remains of the West Pier. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 18-04-2016)

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