FILM : Matter of Life and Death, A
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Matter of Life and Death, A 1946 David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Robert Coote, Bonar Colleano, Marius Goring Devon, Surrey
Director : Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger   Production Company : The Archers  Region : SOUTH EAST M-Q,SOUTH WEST

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

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Also known as 'Stairway to Heaven' (US Title)

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A Matter of Life and Death [DVD]

The 1919 DW Griffith silent "Hearts of the World" not only features a scene or two shot in Shere, Surrey, but in those scenes has the first ever (if uncredited) film role by Noel Coward, as a barrow boy. Andrew Doe.

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Matter of Life and Death, A - June cycles along the beach towards Lea Wood House. IMDB says that this is Saunton Sands in Devon.
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molad001. June cycles along the beach towards Lea Wood House. IMDB says that this is Saunton Sands in Devon.

Matter of Life and Death, A - Peter Carter (David Niven) calls to June (Kim Hunter). Saunton Sands, Devon.
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molad001a. Peter Carter (David Niven) calls to June (Kim Hunter). Saunton Sands, Devon.

Matter of Life and Death, A - Dr. Frank Reeves (Roger Livesey) surveys the village through his camera obscura.  The village is Shere in Surrey.
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molad002. Dr. Frank Reeves (Roger Livesey) surveys the village through his camera obscura. The village is Shere in Surrey.

molda002n. An ordinary digital shot. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 31-08-2015)

Matter of Life and Death, A - Middle Street, Shere, Surrey as seen through the camera obscura.
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molad002a. Middle Street, Shere, Surrey as seen through the camera obscura.

molad002an. Now painted blue. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 31-08-2015)

Matter of Life and Death, A - Cyclists ride along Middle Street, Shere.
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molad002b. Cyclists ride along Middle Street, Shere.

molad002bn. At the junction with Lower Street. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 31-08-2015)

Matter of Life and Death, A - Further along Middle Street in Shere. The village is also seen in 'The Ruling Class', 'The Holiday', 'The Earth Dies Screaming' and 'Monster of Terror'.
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molad002c. Further along Middle Street in Shere. The village is also seen in 'The Ruling Class', 'The Holiday', 'The Earth Dies Screaming' and 'Monster of Terror'.

molad002cn. Lower Street alongside the Tilling Bourne. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 31-08-2015)

Matter of Life and Death, A - The top half of the Old Fire Station on Middle Street, Shere.
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molad002d. The top half of the Old Fire Station on Middle Street, Shere.

molad002dn. Now. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 31-08-2015)

Matter of Life and Death, A - The Doctor notices 'Old Mary' walking through the village. Shere, Surrey.
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molad002e. The Doctor notices 'Old Mary' walking through the village. Shere, Surrey.

molad002en. Looking north up Middle Street. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 31-08-2015)

Matter of Life and Death, A - Doctor Reeves sees June approach.  Middle Street, Shere.
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molad002f. Doctor Reeves sees June approach. Middle Street, Shere.

molad002fn. Now. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 31-08-2015)

Matter of Life and Death, A - The Doctor calls down to June.  Unknown location that may be a set.
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molad003. The Doctor calls down to June. Unknown location that may be a set.

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