FILM : Password is Courage, The
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Password is Courage, The 1962 Dirk Bogarde, Maria Perschy, Alfred Lynch Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, London, Norfolk
Director : Andrew L. Stone   Production Company : Andrew L. Stone Productions  Region : LONDON O-Q,SOUTH EAST M-Q

Sergant-Major Charles Coward (Dirk Bogarde), captured by the Germans, tries everything he can to escape. Based on a true story.

Screen captures by Ray Edwards and published by Richard Lovejoy

Ron Johnson had just finished reading “Voices From the Railways” that included a piece by a Charles Cook, dated 1962 (Charles was Public Affairs Manager for the Eastern Region of British Rail) as we were publishing this film on Site. Ron advises us that Charles described how and where the train derailment scene from “The Password is Courage” was filmed:

The action takes places at Scratchwood Sidings, which is now London Gateway Services on the M1, and adds that an ancient 0-6-0 locomotive was ‘sold’ to MGM for £3,500 and then after the smash it was sold for scrap at £5,000

In addition, Dirk Bogarde celebrated his 40th birthday during the filming and stood the staff a champagne meal.

THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE AS A REGION 1 IMPORT ON AMAZON - JUST CLICK THE LINK BELOW

Password Is Courage [DVD] [1964] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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Password is Courage, The - Having escaped the Gestapo men in the village, Charlie, in a German Officers uniform, looks for a means to get to get back to the prison camp.  Milespit Hill, opposite Mill Hill Village pond, London NW7. (RL)
Password is Courage, The

tpic021. Having escaped the Gestapo men in the village, Charlie, in a German Officers uniform, looks for a means to get to get back to the prison camp. Milespit Hill, opposite Mill Hill Village pond, London NW7. (RL)

Password is Courage, The - Charlie steals a bicycle and makes his escape. An almost exact angle also seen in
Password is Courage, The

tpic022. Charlie steals a bicycle and makes his escape. An almost exact angle also seen in "Sky Bike" (skybi010) some 5 years earlier. Milespit Hill, opposite Mill Hill Village pond, London NW7. (RL)

Password is Courage, The - Having escaped from the prison camp, much in the vein of
Password is Courage, The

tpic023. Having escaped from the prison camp, much in the vein of "The Great Escape", Charlie makes his way to the railway station. IMDB.com states that this is Radlett Station.

Password is Courage, The - On the platforms Irena meets up with Charlie. A very British looking train then arrives complete with British Railway built MkI coaching stock, at this
Password is Courage, The

tpic024. On the platforms Irena meets up with Charlie. A very British looking train then arrives complete with British Railway built MkI coaching stock, at this "German" railway station. The footbridge certainly looks right for Radlett. (RL)

Password is Courage, The - Charlie and Irena arrive at a 'German Hauptbahnhof'.  It is London Bridge Railway station Platform 16 as was in 1962, but became Platform 12 in the 1974 modernisation of the station and now demolished. The overall station roof gives the location away.
Password is Courage, The

tpic025. Charlie and Irena arrive at a 'German Hauptbahnhof'. It is London Bridge Railway station Platform 16 as was in 1962, but became Platform 12 in the 1974 modernisation of the station and now demolished. The overall station roof gives the location away.

Password is Courage, The - Making their towards the ticket barrier.
Password is Courage, The

tpic026. Making their towards the ticket barrier.

Password is Courage, The - Panning back towards Irena and Charlie we see a typical Souhern Railway Train in the far background.
Password is Courage, The

tpic027. Panning back towards Irena and Charlie we see a typical Souhern Railway Train in the far background.

Password is Courage, The - After Charlie walked through the ticket barrier, Irena follows closely behind having passed a British Railway Standard Class 5 Steam Locomotive, complete with German style smoke deflectors.
Password is Courage, The

tpic028. After Charlie walked through the ticket barrier, Irena follows closely behind having passed a British Railway Standard Class 5 Steam Locomotive, complete with German style smoke deflectors.

Password is Courage, The - Here we see Charlie waiting for Irena in the heavily disguised London Bridge Railway Station.
Password is Courage, The

tpic029. Here we see Charlie waiting for Irena in the heavily disguised London Bridge Railway Station.

Password is Courage, The - Again we see Charlie walking along.  The void in the background is where London Bridge Sation was bombed in World War 2. The London Bridge Terminus Hotel was destroyed as was this part of the train shed roof. This was never repaired and when modernised in 1974, this was the site for the Post Office area alongside Platform 13. It was also the reason why platforma 14, 15 & 16 were shorter.
Password is Courage, The

tpic030. Again we see Charlie walking along. The void in the background is where London Bridge Sation was bombed in World War 2. The London Bridge Terminus Hotel was destroyed as was this part of the train shed roof. This was never repaired and when modernised in 1974, this was the site for the Post Office area alongside Platform 13. It was also the reason why platforma 14, 15 & 16 were shorter.

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