FILM : It's a Grand Life
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
It's a Grand Life 1953 Frank Randle, Diana Dors, Dan Young, Michael Brennan Cheshire, Greater Manchester
Director : John E. Blakeley   Production Company : Film Studios Manchester  Region : NORTH

An accident-prone army Private attempts to rescue a female Corporal from the attentions of a predatory Sergeant-Major.

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

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It's a Grand Life [1953] [DVD]

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It's a Grand Life - A train arrives at a station as the titles end. Baguley station on the Cheshire Lines Committee route between Stockport and Glazebrook.  Wythenshawe in Greater Manchester, formerly Cheshire.
It's a Grand Life

itgrli001. A train arrives at a station as the titles end. Baguley station on the Cheshire Lines Committee route between Stockport and Glazebrook. Wythenshawe in Greater Manchester, formerly Cheshire.

It's a Grand Life - Two military policemen accompany their prisoner from the platform. Baguley station with the bridge carrying Brooks Drive in the background. The station closed at the end of November 1964 although the line is still open.
It's a Grand Life

itgrli002. Two military policemen accompany their prisoner from the platform. Baguley station with the bridge carrying Brooks Drive in the background. The station closed at the end of November 1964 although the line is still open.

It's a Grand Life - The three enter the car park where Private Randle is waiting to take them to the camp. The station's car park is now occupied by Evesham Avenue, Manchester M23.
It's a Grand Life

itgrli003. The three enter the car park where Private Randle is waiting to take them to the camp. The station's car park is now occupied by Evesham Avenue, Manchester M23.

It's a Grand Life - On the way, Randle pulls over at a country pub.
It's a Grand Life

itgrli004. On the way, Randle pulls over at a country pub.

It's a Grand Life - Whilst Randle and the escort enjoy their drinks, the prisoner takes the jeep and escapes.
It's a Grand Life

itgrli005. Whilst Randle and the escort enjoy their drinks, the prisoner takes the jeep and escapes.

It's a Grand Life - Private Randle (Frank Randle) and the MPs rush outside when they realise that their prisoner has absconded.
It's a Grand Life

itgrli006. Private Randle (Frank Randle) and the MPs rush outside when they realise that their prisoner has absconded.

It's a Grand Life - Another jeep passes in the opposite direction and the Driver (George Jackson) is stopped and questioned.
It's a Grand Life

itgrli007. Another jeep passes in the opposite direction and the Driver (George Jackson) is stopped and questioned.

It's a Grand Life - A new intake arrives at the 29th Army Training Centre where Private Randle is based.
It's a Grand Life

itgrli008. A new intake arrives at the 29th Army Training Centre where Private Randle is based.

It's a Grand Life - The young recruits file towards the main building.
It's a Grand Life

itgrli009. The young recruits file towards the main building.

It's a Grand Life - Sergeant Major O'Reilly (Michael Brennan) attempts to bring order on parade. Chris and Pam advise that this is the school yard of Xavarian College on Lower Park Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14.
It's a Grand Life

itgrli010. Sergeant Major O'Reilly (Michael Brennan) attempts to bring order on parade. Chris and Pam advise that this is the school yard of Xavarian College on Lower Park Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14.

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