FILM : Idol, The
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Idol, The 1966 Jennifer Jones, Michael Parks, John Leyton, Jennifer Hilary, Guy Doleman London
Director : Daniel Petrie   Production Company : Embassy Pictures, Paramount Film Service  Region : LONDON H-L

A rebellious student embarks on an affair with the mother of his best friend which leads to disastrous consequences.

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Idol, The - The titles end and an establishing shot of a church spire takes their place. St. Luke's Church on Sydney Street, Chelsea.
Idol, The

idol001. The titles end and an establishing shot of a church spire takes their place. St. Luke's Church on Sydney Street, Chelsea.

idol001n. Peter captured the location as it appears now.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-05-2015)

Idol, The - Marco (Michael Parks) walks with Sarah (Jennifer Hilary) towards the church on a fine Sunday morning. St. Luke's Church, Sydney Street in London SW3.
Idol, The

idol002. Marco (Michael Parks) walks with Sarah (Jennifer Hilary) towards the church on a fine Sunday morning. St. Luke's Church, Sydney Street in London SW3.

idol002n. At a slightly different angle to avoid vegetation and a re-sited board. Picture from Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-05-2015)

Idol, The - The two art students sit in the church doorway while the congregation sing inside.
Idol, The

idol003. The two art students sit in the church doorway while the congregation sing inside.

idol003n. Peter was at St. Luke's Church on Sydney Street.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-05-2015)

Idol, The - Marco and his girlfriend meet with Timothy (John Leyton) and his mother Carol (Jennifer Jones) as they leave after the service. St. Luke's Church opposite the Royal Brompton Hospital on Sydney Street.
Idol, The

idol004. Marco and his girlfriend meet with Timothy (John Leyton) and his mother Carol (Jennifer Jones) as they leave after the service. St. Luke's Church opposite the Royal Brompton Hospital on Sydney Street.

idol004n. Another comparison from Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-05-2015)

Idol, The - Timothy escorts Sarah to his car as Marco walks ahead. St. Luke's Church, Sydney Street SW3. Beyond the church is St. Luke's Street where scenes from 'The Yellow Balloon' were shot.
Idol, The

idol005. Timothy escorts Sarah to his car as Marco walks ahead. St. Luke's Church, Sydney Street SW3. Beyond the church is St. Luke's Street where scenes from 'The Yellow Balloon' were shot.

idol005n. Peter was at the same spot.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-05-2015)

Idol, The - Marco looks back as the medical student drives his friends to the park where they've arranged to have a picnic. Sydney Street in Chelsea with St. Luke's Church prominent in the background.
Idol, The

idol006. Marco looks back as the medical student drives his friends to the park where they've arranged to have a picnic. Sydney Street in Chelsea with St. Luke's Church prominent in the background.

idol006n. From a similar viewpoint. Image by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-05-2015)

Idol, The - After Sarah leaves the two boys, Timothy and Marco drive to the shop where the American art student has a small flat.
Idol, The

idol007. After Sarah leaves the two boys, Timothy and Marco drive to the shop where the American art student has a small flat.

Idol, The - Later that day, Timothy drives home.
Idol, The

idol008. Later that day, Timothy drives home.

idol008n. Jules Ballantyne has found this one, Kensington Square, London W8 which she supports with the help of Google. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 09-05-2016)

Idol, The - The nineteen year old parks his Triumph and enters the house where his domineering mother is waiting.
Idol, The

idol009. The nineteen year old parks his Triumph and enters the house where his domineering mother is waiting.

idol009n. A closer shot of the house that Jules found in Kensington Square, London W8 with the help of Google Earth. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 09-05-2016)

Idol, The - Looking out from The Wilkins Building of University College London towards The Cruciform Building on Gower Street WC1 and the Post Office Tower beyond.
Idol, The

idol010. Looking out from The Wilkins Building of University College London towards The Cruciform Building on Gower Street WC1 and the Post Office Tower beyond.

idol010n. Peter returned to the location over 50 years later.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-05-2015)

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