FILM : Go for a Take
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Go for a Take 1972 Reg Varney, Norman Rossington, Sue Lloyd, Dennis Price, Julie Ege, Patrick Newell, David Lodge, Anouska Hempel Buckinghamshire, London
Director : Harry Booth   Production Company : The Rank Organisation  Region : LONDON E-G,SOUTH EAST E-L

Two gamblers on the run take refuge in a film studio where they are mistaken for actors.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

Also known as 'Double Take' (US Title)

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Go for a Take - An establishing shot of Piccadilly Circus in London’s West End sets the scene.
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gofota001. An establishing shot of Piccadilly Circus in London’s West End sets the scene.

gofota001n. Peter visited a redesigned Piccadilly Circus.
(Modern Photo Added: 22-07-2017)

Go for a Take - Having dealt with the last lunchtime customers, Wilfred Stone (Reg Varney) and Jack Foster (Norman Rossington) leave the restaurant where they work. The junction of Frith Street and Bateman Street in London W1, identified by RL.
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gofota002. Having dealt with the last lunchtime customers, Wilfred Stone (Reg Varney) and Jack Foster (Norman Rossington) leave the restaurant where they work. The junction of Frith Street and Bateman Street in London W1, identified by RL.

gofota002n. The ever present reconstruction spoils yet another view. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 05-08-2017)

Go for a Take - The pair hurry along to the local bookmaker in an effort to win money and pay off a debt to Generous Jim. Di Davies advises that this is the High Street, Slough, subsequently redeveloped. However, the postbox and premises behind the camera remain, see gofota004. (RL)
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gofota003. The pair hurry along to the local bookmaker in an effort to win money and pay off a debt to Generous Jim. Di Davies advises that this is the High Street, Slough, subsequently redeveloped. However, the postbox and premises behind the camera remain, see gofota004. (RL)

Go for a Take - As they enter the bookies, Jack spots Generous Jim’s car pull up across the street. As Di identified in gofota004, High Street, Slough, currently occupied by Langhams (52) and B Simmons (50). (RL)
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gofota004. As they enter the bookies, Jack spots Generous Jim’s car pull up across the street. As Di identified in gofota004, High Street, Slough, currently occupied by Langhams (52) and B Simmons (50). (RL)

Go for a Take - As he walks past, Generous Jim's friend Maurice (Harry Landis) is invited into the car.  High Street, Slough says Di. (RL)
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gofota005. As he walks past, Generous Jim's friend Maurice (Harry Landis) is invited into the car. High Street, Slough says Di. (RL)

Go for a Take - Fearing for their lives, the two gamblers speed away from the rear of the bookies in Jack's car. Di Davies (with a little local knowledge) advises that the background building are the Prudential Buildings on the corner of High Street and William Street, Slough. The building site, to the left of Frank Farr's, was the 'new' library that has been superseded by an even
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gofota006. Fearing for their lives, the two gamblers speed away from the rear of the bookies in Jack's car. Di Davies (with a little local knowledge) advises that the background building are the Prudential Buildings on the corner of High Street and William Street, Slough. The building site, to the left of Frank Farr's, was the 'new' library that has been superseded by an even "newer' library (eyesore) that stands adjacent to Prudential Buildings. Farr's and the Prudenrtial Buildings can also be seen in Carry On Abroad 005 and 006. (RL)

Go for a Take - The chase heads through the west end. Facing Piccadilly from the corner of Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus W1.
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gofota007. The chase heads through the west end. Facing Piccadilly from the corner of Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus W1.

Go for a Take - Looking from Moor Street onto Old Compton Street in W1 with the corner of Greek Street to the centre. From the opposite direction the intersection featured in 'Appointment with Crime', ‘Street of Shadows’ and ‘Up Jumped a Swagman’ while the Prince Edward Theatre was seen in 'Melody'.
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gofota008. Looking from Moor Street onto Old Compton Street in W1 with the corner of Greek Street to the centre. From the opposite direction the intersection featured in 'Appointment with Crime', ‘Street of Shadows’ and ‘Up Jumped a Swagman’ while the Prince Edward Theatre was seen in 'Melody'.

gofota008n. From a similar position. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 07-06-2017)

Go for a Take - The pursuit continues. The junction of Moor Street and Old Compton Street in Soho.
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gofota009. The pursuit continues. The junction of Moor Street and Old Compton Street in Soho.

gofota009n. Nearly got the right angle. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 07-06-2017)

Go for a Take - Jack manages to squeeze the car through bollards that are too close for Generous Jim's car. Looking from Laurels Road onto Heath Way in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire.
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gofota010. Jack manages to squeeze the car through bollards that are too close for Generous Jim's car. Looking from Laurels Road onto Heath Way in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire.

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