FILM : Challenge, The
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Challenge, The 1960 Jayne Mansfield, Anthony Quayle, Carl Möhner Hampshire, London, Middlesex
Director : John Gilling   Production Company : Alexandra  Region : LONDON C-D,SOUTH EAST A-D

After serving time for robbery, a gang member's son is held to ransom when he recovers the stolen loot.

Screen captures uploaded by John Tunstill.

Also known as 'It Takes a Thief' (US Title)

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The Challenge DVD [1960]

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Challenge, The - Yes, Paddington Green Police Station, on the Harrow Road, looking towards Bishop's Bridge Road, look at 'The Blue Lamp' and also '23 Paces to Baker Street'. The building was demolished in 1965 to make way for the Westway.
Challenge, The

itat020. Yes, Paddington Green Police Station, on the Harrow Road, looking towards Bishop's Bridge Road, look at 'The Blue Lamp' and also '23 Paces to Baker Street'. The building was demolished in 1965 to make way for the Westway.

Challenge, The - A walkway leading down from a bridge? Bob Trimmer believes this to be near the bridge over the Grand Union Canal locks at Brentford which is backed up by Bernard O'Donnell who recognises the same location.
Challenge, The

itat021. A walkway leading down from a bridge? Bob Trimmer believes this to be near the bridge over the Grand Union Canal locks at Brentford which is backed up by Bernard O'Donnell who recognises the same location.

itat021n. And backed up with a "now" shot albeit from ground level. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 08-01-2017)

Challenge, The - Same stairway. with water on the right. A dock, a boatyard?  Bernard O'Donnell and Bob Trimmer locate this as the Grand Union Canal's Brentford Lock near High Street in Brentford.
Challenge, The

itat022. Same stairway. with water on the right. A dock, a boatyard? Bernard O'Donnell and Bob Trimmer locate this as the Grand Union Canal's Brentford Lock near High Street in Brentford.

itat022n. Now a considerably less commercial setting. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 08-01-2017)

Challenge, The - The stairway, from a different angle. Brentford Lock on the Grand Union Canal identified by Bernard O'Donnell and Bob Trimmer.
Challenge, The

itat023. The stairway, from a different angle. Brentford Lock on the Grand Union Canal identified by Bernard O'Donnell and Bob Trimmer.

itat023n. The stairway remains the same. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 08-01-2017)

Challenge, The - Looking eastward on High Street, Brentford with The Six Bells public house to the left of centre and the tower of St. Lawrence's Church beyond.
Challenge, The

itat024. Looking eastward on High Street, Brentford with The Six Bells public house to the left of centre and the tower of St. Lawrence's Church beyond.

itat024n. St. Lawrence's Church is now boarded up and canal side re-development has taken place. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 08-01-2017)

Challenge, The - Once, more elegant structures.
Challenge, The

itat025. Once, more elegant structures.

itat025n. A speedy ident from Geoff Dodd looking towards the junction of Exhibition Road and Princes Gardens. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 07-01-2015)

Challenge, The - Seemingly opposite 025, but not! Actually, Princes Gate Court, Exhibition Road, London SW7 - See 048n (RL)
Challenge, The

itat026. Seemingly opposite 025, but not! Actually, Princes Gate Court, Exhibition Road, London SW7 - See 048n (RL)

itat026n. And the remnants of that title remain on the post. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 07-01-2015)

Challenge, The - Princes Gate Court, Exhibition Road, London SW7 - See 048n
Challenge, The

itat027. Princes Gate Court, Exhibition Road, London SW7 - See 048n

itat027n. More a gated community now. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 07-01-2015)

Challenge, The - A signal box, probably on the Longmoor Military Railway. Is it still there?
Challenge, The

itat028. A signal box, probably on the Longmoor Military Railway. Is it still there?

itat028m. An up to date photo from Chris Churcher answers the question, NO! (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 30-09-2016)

Challenge, The - A corner shop, on the left. Terraced houses behind with enclosed front gardens. Hamilton Road, Brentford in Middlesex.
Challenge, The

itat029. A corner shop, on the left. Terraced houses behind with enclosed front gardens. Hamilton Road, Brentford in Middlesex.

itat029n. I seriously thought that the white van would eventually move...........but they just sat there! (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 08-01-2017)

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