FILM : Conflict of Wings
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Conflict of Wings 1954 John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow, Kieron Moore, Niall MacGinnis East Yorkshire, Norfolk
Director : John Eldridge   Production Company : Group 3  Region : SOUTH EAST A-D,NORTH

Norfolk villagers are outraged and take action when it's announced that the Air Force plan to use a nearby bird sanctuary for target practice.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson with uncredited comparison shots by Chris Ryan.

At Reelstreets we do not usually include inside location shots, largely, because they can be replicated in a studio for convenience. Tony Bennett is of the opinion that those in the film at The Pleasure Boat Inn were indeed filmed on location and as such he has provided some photographs taken during his visit in 2016. They can be viewed by clicking here.

Tony also advises that the Inn has another claim to fame. During some bad weather Prince Phillip was forced to spend a night there. He was in the bar while Andrew and Charles had a pillow fight upstairs. Mrs Turner, the landlady, without thinking, gave them a good ticking off before confessing, red faced, to Prince Phillip. He is alleged to have said Well done m'dear, I'd have done the same! Mrs Turner was the grandmother of a sailing friend of Tony's.

Also known as 'Fuss Over Feathers' (US Title)

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Conflict of Wings - Mrs. Thompson (Barbara Hicks) calls over to Harry Tilney (Niall MacGinnis), Sally (Muriel Pavlow) and Mrs Tilney (Margaret Withers), telling them about a notice posted in the village. This is a staithe and boathouse at the rear of The Pleasure Boat Inn, Hickling in Norfolk.
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conwi001. Mrs. Thompson (Barbara Hicks) calls over to Harry Tilney (Niall MacGinnis), Sally (Muriel Pavlow) and Mrs Tilney (Margaret Withers), telling them about a notice posted in the village. This is a staithe and boathouse at the rear of The Pleasure Boat Inn, Hickling in Norfolk.

Conflict of Wings - The residents of Saltingsby read that the Ministry of Land Acquisition is purchasing the “Island of Children” to be used as an air firing range. The tower of St. Catherine's Church in Ludham, Norfolk stands in the background.
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conwi002. The residents of Saltingsby read that the Ministry of Land Acquisition is purchasing the “Island of Children” to be used as an air firing range. The tower of St. Catherine's Church in Ludham, Norfolk stands in the background.

conwi002n. The same spot, just over 60 years later. Picture from Chris Ryan.
(Modern Photo Added: 12-12-2015)

Conflict of Wings - Bookie (Charles Lloyd-Pack), Soapy (Bartlett Mullins), Joe Bates (Frederick Piper) and Fanny Bates (Sheila Sweet) ponder the implications. In the background stands the Post Office with buildings on High Street to the left.
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conwi003. Bookie (Charles Lloyd-Pack), Soapy (Bartlett Mullins), Joe Bates (Frederick Piper) and Fanny Bates (Sheila Sweet) ponder the implications. In the background stands the Post Office with buildings on High Street to the left.

conwi003n. Chris provides this image too.
(Modern Photo Added: 12-12-2015)

Conflict of Wings - Sally asks Bookie about what they should do but he tells her that he has to leave to gather material for his book. The junction of Norwich Road and High Street in Ludham.
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conwi004. Sally asks Bookie about what they should do but he tells her that he has to leave to gather material for his book. The junction of Norwich Road and High Street in Ludham.

conwi004n. A few alterations in this shot.
(Modern Photo Added: 12-12-2015)

Conflict of Wings - The author drives to Little Withington, promising to return soon. Looking north-eastward from the junction of High Street and Norwich Road with the corner of Yarmouth Road and the Baker's Arms public house to the right.  The buildings in the centre distance have been replaced.
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conwi005. The author drives to Little Withington, promising to return soon. Looking north-eastward from the junction of High Street and Norwich Road with the corner of Yarmouth Road and the Baker's Arms public house to the right. The buildings in the centre distance have been replaced.

conwi005n. This comparison shows the changes.
(Modern Photo Added: 12-12-2015)

Conflict of Wings - With Perdita the seagull flying overhead, Sally heads to see her father at the pumping station. Cley Mill, Cley-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.
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conwi006. With Perdita the seagull flying overhead, Sally heads to see her father at the pumping station. Cley Mill, Cley-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.

Conflict of Wings - 'Old Circular' (George Woodbridge) washes his hands before joining his daughter for lunch. Cley Mill on The Quay in Cley-next-the-Sea.
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conwi007. 'Old Circular' (George Woodbridge) washes his hands before joining his daughter for lunch. Cley Mill on The Quay in Cley-next-the-Sea.

Conflict of Wings - Hearing a jet approach, Sally runs to onto the balcony. Cley Mill in Norfolk.
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conwi008. Hearing a jet approach, Sally runs to onto the balcony. Cley Mill in Norfolk.

Conflict of Wings - Sally waves at the plane carrying her boyfriend Bill as it flies over the mill. Cley Mill, Cley-next-the-Sea.
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conwi009. Sally waves at the plane carrying her boyfriend Bill as it flies over the mill. Cley Mill, Cley-next-the-Sea.

Conflict of Wings - After landing, the fighter taxis to the hangar at fictional Fallowfield air base. This is RAF Leconfield near Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
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conwi010. After landing, the fighter taxis to the hangar at fictional Fallowfield air base. This is RAF Leconfield near Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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