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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vi020. Brighton Promenade with the pier in the background.
vi020n. Now. The corner of the Rock Shop remains, but the pier is only a rusty skeleton. Shame on you the Burgers of Brighton.
vi021. I know where this is, but I can't remember. Obviously a senior moment. I'll have total recall as soon as you prompt me.
vi021n. Leighton Road Nw5 Kentish Town,an old Post Office Sorting office, in another scene a phone box, which is outside the sorting office, William Lee. The pub scene is filmed just down the road in the Assembly Rooms, Kentish Town Road. This information seems to have been lying dormant in our records for 3 years. We should at least have a Google Image until someone can take a shot of this listed building. A "Senior Moment" is one thing but this identification seems to have been cursed, it sits dormant in our records for three years until 2015, REMAINS dormant (ie unpublished, until now 2017) so thank you Denis Hoare for giving us the exact same information and waking us up! Denis also advises that the Royal Mail Office is Grade 2 listed and now converted into flats. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 18-02-2017)
vi022. Ummmmmmmmmmm? St Peters West Hospital it says??.but? In reality this is the former "St Mary Abbots Hospital" at Marloes Road, W8 5LH in Kensington, "St Peters West" Hospital. It was used again in Adventures of a Plumber's Mate, ad013a -d. Greg did this wonderful research, many thanks.
vi022n. St Peters West Hospital is the former St Mary Abbots Hospital at 28 Marloes Road, W8 5LH in Kensington. The property is now luxury housing. More excellent work from Greg... Thanks Greg, hope you don't mind the replacement of your Google pic by SJ (Modern Photo Added: 11-07-2011)
vi023. East London somewhere perhaps, but the checkerboard building in the background? ... Definitely the Nine Elms area just before Covent Garden moved here, SJ. Gary Moore confirms that this is the location of Covent Garden and adds that the flats are on Thessaly Road SW8.
vi024. East Londoney, City airport area, Royal Victoria Docks maybe? Not quite, Gary Moore recognised this location as the railway arches parallel to Hemans Street flats, next to Sainsburys, in SW8.
vi025. Gary Moore on the case again. A railway arch near Hemans Street flats. The same railway arches were used in 'Melody (S.W.A.L.K).
vi026. Checkerboard flats again
vi027. Nice bit of Victorian commercial or industrial architecture. Is it still there?
vo28. This is Hounslow High Street facing West, with the car heading Eastwards.
Dakin (Richard Burton) and Terry(John Hallam)
are in the Jag checking out the bank from where the wages are about to be picked up. In fact in this shot they're driving away from the bank which is around the corner and to the right of the building with the distinctive cupola
vo28n. The street has now been pedestrianised.The cupola is still the same and if it wasn't for the greenery it would be possible to pick out the distinctive detail above what was up until recently Woolworths and is now a discount store, to the left. Michael adams on the scene.
(Modern Photo Added: 03-10-2011)
vo29. This is from inside the car with Dakin on the Left and Terry driving. The car has now turned 180 degrees and is turning right at the top of Hounslow High Street into Lampton Road. The building with the cupola is now out of sight to the left of the car.
vo29n. The foreground buildings on the corner remain the same. The corner shop still functions as a newsagent and confectioners, then Lavells, now AB Newsagent. The upstairs was and is occupied by a Snooker hall - formerly Lucania now Rileys. Michael Adams, spot on! (Modern Photo Added: 03-10-2011)