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 - This is a shot from inside the car of the turn into Lampton Road. The bank where the wages are being picked up is directly ahead. Michael Adams.
Please get an actor in the frame, or else there is no proof that a stand-in was used.
Villain

vo30. This is a shot from inside the car of the turn into Lampton Road. The bank where the wages are being picked up is directly ahead. Michael Adams. Please get an actor in the frame, or else there is no proof that a stand-in was used.

vo30n. This is a wider shot of the same scene with the former bank directly ahead. Although the corner terrace to the right has stayed the same, in the top right of the picture can be seen the tall office buildings behind. This is a general feature of Hounslow High St. Frontages largely unchanged, but with extensive redevelopement behind.Well done Michael.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-10-2011)

Villain - This is the bank from where the wages were collected.
Villain

vo31. This is the bank from where the wages were collected.

vo31n. Which is nowadays a Yates' Wine Lodge, just like they used to say in the adverts! But another good 'un from our Michael.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-10-2011)

Villain - Wages snatch taking place outside the former Clark Eaton glass factory, Southern Industrial Estate in Bracknell New Town. Information on the factory on various
Villain

VO32. Wages snatch taking place outside the former Clark Eaton glass factory, Southern Industrial Estate in Bracknell New Town. Information on the factory on various "Bracknell Neighbours" type websites. What's surprising is that Clark Eaton were happy to have their factory associated with a wages snatch and Dakin specifically refers to "Clarks" at the planning meeting, when this could easily have been avoided. More especially uncomplimentary reference to factory workers and similar "small people" in the film. Michael Adams.

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