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 - After a meeting at the boatyard where Smother explains his plan to the village, everyone heads for their boats. These buildings and staithes are to the north of The Pleasure Boat Inn at Hickling.
Conflict of Wings

conwi031. After a meeting at the boatyard where Smother explains his plan to the village, everyone heads for their boats. These buildings and staithes are to the north of The Pleasure Boat Inn at Hickling.

Conflict of Wings - More locals run towards the boatyard as Smother's plan is put into action. Nowadays, this is Fern Cottage on Norwich Road, Ludham.
Conflict of Wings

conwi032. More locals run towards the boatyard as Smother's plan is put into action. Nowadays, this is Fern Cottage on Norwich Road, Ludham.

conwi032n. An extension above the single storey has been added.
(Modern Photo Added: 12-12-2015)

Conflict of Wings - Bookie is told by Mrs. Thompson and the two run to join the others. Facing the King's Arms from High Street.
Conflict of Wings

conwi033. Bookie is told by Mrs. Thompson and the two run to join the others. Facing the King's Arms from High Street.

conwi033n. Chris Ryan provides this final shot of Ludham.
(Modern Photo Added: 12-12-2015)

Conflict of Wings - The rebellious residents run to the boatyard. The Pleasure Boat Inn with Hickling Staithe on the right. Tony Bennett advises that scenes inside the inn also appear to be inside the Pleasure Boat. The big brass ship's lamps are still there, on the bar, but don't point out to the landlord that port and starboard are the wrong way round!!
Conflict of Wings

conwi034. The rebellious residents run to the boatyard. The Pleasure Boat Inn with Hickling Staithe on the right. Tony Bennett advises that scenes inside the inn also appear to be inside the Pleasure Boat. The big brass ship's lamps are still there, on the bar, but don't point out to the landlord that port and starboard are the wrong way round!!

conwi034n. Tony has now visited the Inn and provided this shot of the Staithe witnessing very little change. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 29-09-2016)

Conflict of Wings - Every boat is pressed into use to carry the villagers across the broad. Hickling Staithe with The Pleasure Boat Inn visible in the extreme top left.
Conflict of Wings

conwi035. Every boat is pressed into use to carry the villagers across the broad. Hickling Staithe with The Pleasure Boat Inn visible in the extreme top left.

Conflict of Wings - Armed with rockets, the fighters taxi towards the runway.  RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire.
Conflict of Wings

conwi036. Armed with rockets, the fighters taxi towards the runway. RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire.

Conflict of Wings - As the squadron takes off, the villagers make their way across the “Island of Children
Conflict of Wings

conwi037. As the squadron takes off, the villagers make their way across the “Island of Children" to the firing range. On a map at the RAF base, the 'island' takes the place of Swim Coots to the south of Hickling Broad.

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