FILM : Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet 1957 Roland Culver, Patricia Roc, Paul Carpenter, William Hartnell London, Shere, Surrey
Director : Montgomery Tully   Production Company : Merton Park Studios  Region : LONDON H-L,SOUTH EAST E-L

Val Neal, a young test pilot, begins to suffer psychosomatic attacks of pain and choking whilst recovering in hospital after bailing out of his plane. Mary, his fiancée, calls upon Dr Pelham to help but being unhappily married and in love with Mary he uses his influence to implicate Val in the murder of his wife.

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Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet - Test pilot Valentine Neal (Paul Carpenter) walks to his aircraft with the planes engineers and designers with a view to breaking the sound barrier. ARG Forum advises that this is Ford Airfield in Sussex. The Ministry of Aircraft Production type B1 hangars helped in the location fix.
Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet

hypno001. Test pilot Valentine Neal (Paul Carpenter) walks to his aircraft with the planes engineers and designers with a view to breaking the sound barrier. ARG Forum advises that this is Ford Airfield in Sussex. The Ministry of Aircraft Production type B1 hangars helped in the location fix.

Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet - The plane, an Hawker Sea Hawk F1, WF 202, is shown to take off with two hangars in the background. Included to help with the identification and for me to give my grateful thanks to all the members of the Forum who provided so much help and interesting information during my research.
Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet

hypno002. The plane, an Hawker Sea Hawk F1, WF 202, is shown to take off with two hangars in the background. Included to help with the identification and for me to give my grateful thanks to all the members of the Forum who provided so much help and interesting information during my research.

Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet - As the action then cuts to the soon to be troubled flight, the plane changes to Hawker Sea Hawk, WF186, with entirely different markings! One wonders how many of the original viewers noticed this likely stock footage insert. Included to reveal this obvious cinematography trickery and to thank Iain Taylor of the ARG for advising that this plane was from NAS 898 Brawdy, Pembrokeshire.
Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet

hypno003. As the action then cuts to the soon to be troubled flight, the plane changes to Hawker Sea Hawk, WF186, with entirely different markings! One wonders how many of the original viewers noticed this likely stock footage insert. Included to reveal this obvious cinematography trickery and to thank Iain Taylor of the ARG for advising that this plane was from NAS 898 Brawdy, Pembrokeshire.

Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet - Val cannot pull the plane out of its subsequent dive and ejects at a rather too low a level and ends up in hospital. University College, Malet Street, London WC1 also seen in The Brain Machine.
Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet

hypno004. Val cannot pull the plane out of its subsequent dive and ejects at a rather too low a level and ends up in hospital. University College, Malet Street, London WC1 also seen in The Brain Machine.

hypno004n. Clearly a re-visit will be beneficial when the present work is finished.
(Modern Photo Added: 05-04-2016)

Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet - Physically healed after the landing, Val is left with a psychiatric problem and arrangements are made for him to see a retired psychiatrist known to Val’s fiancée Mary Foster (Patricia Roc). The best way to treat him, it is suggested, is for Val to go and live with Dr Francis Pelham (Roland Culver). The therapy involves going over his life’s events that include this school. Transition shot. Unknown location.
Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet

hypno005. Physically healed after the landing, Val is left with a psychiatric problem and arrangements are made for him to see a retired psychiatrist known to Val’s fiancée Mary Foster (Patricia Roc). The best way to treat him, it is suggested, is for Val to go and live with Dr Francis Pelham (Roland Culver). The therapy involves going over his life’s events that include this school. Transition shot. Unknown location.

Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet - A snow covered house. Another transition overlap. An improved shot in hypno031. Unknown location.
Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet

hypno006. A snow covered house. Another transition overlap. An improved shot in hypno031. Unknown location.

Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet - Dr Pelham is gradually persuading Val that he “is going mad” and cannot marry Mary. After advising her of the fact, and why, he returns “home” to Dr Pelham’s flat. Queens Gate Terrace, London SW7 Also seen in Time is My Enemy.
Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet

hypno007. Dr Pelham is gradually persuading Val that he “is going mad” and cannot marry Mary. After advising her of the fact, and why, he returns “home” to Dr Pelham’s flat. Queens Gate Terrace, London SW7 Also seen in Time is My Enemy.

hypno007n. Parking remain a premium today.
(Modern Photo Added: 05-04-2016)

Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet - Val helps Barbara Barton (Ellen Pollock) who lives in another flat with her boxes after a shopping trip. Queens Gate Terrace, London SW7.
Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet

hypno008. Val helps Barbara Barton (Ellen Pollock) who lives in another flat with her boxes after a shopping trip. Queens Gate Terrace, London SW7.

hypno008n. Little has changed in this expensive area.
(Modern Photo Added: 05-04-2016)

Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet - After constant questioning about his childhood, Val violently escapes from an hypnotic trance and also the building. Queens Gate Terrace, and Queens Gate, London SW7
Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet

hypno009. After constant questioning about his childhood, Val violently escapes from an hypnotic trance and also the building. Queens Gate Terrace, and Queens Gate, London SW7

hypno009n. This has to be a first, scaffolding on the screen capture and none on the "Now" shot. They clearly did a good job in those days.
(Modern Photo Added: 05-04-2016)

Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet - Dr Pelham takes a cab to Mary’s offices to tell her that Val has run  off. Spring Gardens, London SW1 with The National Gallery in the background. A similar shot appeared in
Hypnotist, The aka Scotland Yard Dragnet

hypno010. Dr Pelham takes a cab to Mary’s offices to tell her that Val has run off. Spring Gardens, London SW1 with The National Gallery in the background. A similar shot appeared in "A Touch of Class".

hypno010n. Dr Pelham, avoiding the scaffolding, would today be entering the Trafalgar Hotel.
(Modern Photo Added: 05-04-2016)

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