FILM : Foreman Went to France, The
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Foreman Went to France, The 1941 Tommy Trinder, Constance Cummings, Clifford Evans, Robert Morley, Gordon Jackson Cornwall, Wiltshire, Wales
Director : Charles Frend   Production Company : Ealing Studios  Region : SOUTH EAST E-L,SOUTH WEST,WALES

Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment.

All stills and now shots provided by Russell Groves.

Following the identification of the port from which they depart for England to be Porthleven by Chris Caddy screen shots fwf006 to fwf011 and now images have been added by Richard Lovejoy.

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The Foreman Went To France/Fiddlers Three [DVD]

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We are always looking for more help with identifying these filming locations and would be grateful for any positive identifications, snippets or references you can offer about these movie making locations.
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Foreman Went to France, The - These scenes were shot at Ashdown  House, Lambourn, near Newbury. US troops were stationed there during world war 2 and left the house in rather a sorry state, however the National Trust bought it and restored it to it's former glory. Russell Groves.
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fwf001. These scenes were shot at Ashdown House, Lambourn, near Newbury. US troops were stationed there during world war 2 and left the house in rather a sorry state, however the National Trust bought it and restored it to it's former glory. Russell Groves.

fwf001n. Now. All pics by Russell Groves.
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Foreman Went to France, The - As a result of Chris Caddy identifying the French port of
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fwf005. As a result of Chris Caddy identifying the French port of "Saint-Pol" in the film as Porthleven in Cornwall further screen shots can be added, not least for comparison purposes. Thanks again Chris.

fwf005n. Chris sends a shot of his own to support.
(Modern Photo Added: 21-03-2015)

Foreman Went to France, The - The port showing a group of French people with their possessions boarding a fishing boat escaping to England. Porthleven Institute and clock tower, originally built to provide fishermen with a library and on opportunity to educate themselves. Now it is a snooker hall and offices for Porthleven Parish Council advises Chris.
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fwf006. The port showing a group of French people with their possessions boarding a fishing boat escaping to England. Porthleven Institute and clock tower, originally built to provide fishermen with a library and on opportunity to educate themselves. Now it is a snooker hall and offices for Porthleven Parish Council advises Chris.

fwf006n. A series of Google Earth images to support Chris's location identification until, genuine "now" images, which we prefer, come our way. Little changed in over 70 years.
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Foreman Went to France, The - Porthleven Institute and clock tower as Fred Carrick (Clifford Evans), Anne Stafford (Constance Cummings) and Tommy Hoskins (Tommy Trinder) approach the port with the equipment that is so vital to keep from falling into Nazi hands.
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fwf007. Porthleven Institute and clock tower as Fred Carrick (Clifford Evans), Anne Stafford (Constance Cummings) and Tommy Hoskins (Tommy Trinder) approach the port with the equipment that is so vital to keep from falling into Nazi hands.

fwf007n. A little more traffic.
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Foreman Went to France, The - They drive along the harbour towards the loading boat.
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fwf008. They drive along the harbour towards the loading boat.

fwf008n. Works well in the film but they are on the wrong side of the harbour here.
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Foreman Went to France, The - They stop at the moored fishing boat to speak to the captain about taking the equipment on board.
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fwf009. They stop at the moored fishing boat to speak to the captain about taking the equipment on board.

fwf009n. Less urgency today.
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Foreman Went to France, The - All the passengers agree to leave their possessions behind in favour of taking the equipment on board and they set off for England.
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fwf010. All the passengers agree to leave their possessions behind in favour of taking the equipment on board and they set off for England.

fwf010n. The small stone waterside building remains.
(Modern Photo Added: 21-03-2015)

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