Peter Morse advises that other locations used in this film include the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal, Fulmer, Small Dole Quarry and Ford Aerodrome.
Yvonne Johnson who's father Reg was a camera operator on this film started a book that she is now trying to finish. She has kindly given us an extract relative to this film:
"I used to mount the Vista Vision camera into the camera car and chase along Buckinghamshire lanes at well over 70miles an hour to get the back projection plates and Stanley Bakers action scenes for the exciting chases in the film. I used to cross my fingers and hope the assistant director had warned traffic approaching in the opposite direction. On the same film we had a Lorry going over a cliff near Brighton and catching fire for a scene required in the picture."
Yvonne believes that the lorry scene was filmed at Shoreham by Sea.
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heldr001. During the titles, the view from the cab of a speeding truck is seen. Peter Morse advises that much of the route is along the B470 between Langley and Shreding Green in Buckinghamshire.
heldr001n. Langley Park Road now. SD (Modern Photo Added: 01-06-2015)
heldr002. Langley Park Road, Shreding Green near Iver in Buckinghamshire with the Red Lion public house coming into view to the left.
heldr002n. The old road is now a footpath. SD (Modern Photo Added: 01-06-2015)
heldr003. Langley Park Road at the junction with Wood Lane in Shreding Green.
heldr003n. The truck turns left, in the direction of Pinewood Studios. SD (Modern Photo Added: 01-06-2015)
heldr004. When he gets a job driving for Hawletts, Tom Yately is accompanied on his trial run.
heldr004a. After ballast is collected from the gravel pit, Tom heads to the building site. The junction of Windsor Road and Mount Hill Lane near Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.
heldr004an. The same location now. Image copyright Google Streetview. (Modern Photo Added: 22-02-2014)
heldr005. Tom is told to drive as fast as he can by the mechanic accompanying him.
heldr006. The truck arrives at it's destination with the full load.
heldr006a. 'Red' Redman takes the shortcut past Warren Hill Quarry that allows him to remain the top driver. Truleigh Hill, Upper Beeding in West Sussex.
heldr006an. The same spot as seen from South Downs Way. Replaces Google Streetview image. SD (Modern Photo Added: 21-07-2015)
heldr007. Lorry number 1 makes it's way along the top of the quarry. Truleigh Hill in West Sussex confirmed by Peter Morse and Alan Mitchell.
heldr007n. The quarry now. SD (Modern Photo Added: 21-07-2015)
heldr008. Lucy (Peggy Cummins) calls to Tom Yately (Stanley Baker) outside 'The Pull Inn' transport cafe. A studio set at Pinewood included for completeness.