FILM : Key, The
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Key, The 1958 Sophia Loren, William Holden, Trevor Howard, Oscar Homolka Dorset, Oxfordshire
Director : Carol Reed   Production Company : Highroad, Open Road Films  Region : SOUTH EAST E-L,SOUTH WEST

During World War II, an American salvage tug captain becomes involved with a beautiful Swiss-Italian woman after being given the key to a flat.

Screen shots uploaded by Phil Wilkinson from source material provided by John Tunstill.

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Key, The - A panorama of a busy wartime dockyard is seen. Portland Harbour, Portland, Dorset. The area was also used in 'You Know What Sailors Are', 'Further Up the Creek' and 'Above Us the Waves'.
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key001. A panorama of a busy wartime dockyard is seen. Portland Harbour, Portland, Dorset. The area was also used in 'You Know What Sailors Are', 'Further Up the Creek' and 'Above Us the Waves'.

Key, The - Captain David Ross (William Holden) arrives in the films Westport dockyard.
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key002. Captain David Ross (William Holden) arrives in the films Westport dockyard.

Key, The - The Captain is directed to the Commander.
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key003. The Captain is directed to the Commander.

Key, The - David Ross meets Captain Chris Ford (Trevor Howard).
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key004. David Ross meets Captain Chris Ford (Trevor Howard).

Key, The - Chris takes David to the Seaview Apartments on the Esplanade. The shelter is identical to those in Weymouth, Dorset and this appears to be The Esplanade.
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key005. Chris takes David to the Seaview Apartments on the Esplanade. The shelter is identical to those in Weymouth, Dorset and this appears to be The Esplanade.

key005n. Long has this location been puzzled over . . . this seems to be the place though. It's the end of New Street opposite the seafront. The area to the right in the screen capture was an open space until fairly recently and the ruins and distant ship are probably a matte. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 24-08-2016)

Key, The - Following a break from his duties, David arrives back at the tug to relieve Captain Van Dam.
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key006. Following a break from his duties, David arrives back at the tug to relieve Captain Van Dam.

key006n. Cove Row in Weymouth, looking up river towards the Town Bridge. A similar view was seen in 'The Ship That Died of Shame' (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 24-08-2016)

Key, The - A large key is seen hanging over a locksmiths as David walks through Westport.
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key007. A large key is seen hanging over a locksmiths as David walks through Westport.

Key, The - In the town's market, Stella (Sophia Loren) walks through the crowds.
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key008. In the town's market, Stella (Sophia Loren) walks through the crowds.

Key, The - Stella makes her way to the Ministry of Labour offices.
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key009. Stella makes her way to the Ministry of Labour offices.

Key, The - David watches as the train carrying Stella departs. Henley on Thames station in Oxfordshire.
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key010. David watches as the train carrying Stella departs. Henley on Thames station in Oxfordshire.

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