FILM : Barnacle Bill
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Barnacle Bill 1957 Alec Guinness, Irene Browne, Maurice Denham, Percy Herbert, Harold Goodwin London, Norfolk
Director : Charles Frend   Production Company : Ealing Studios  Region : LONDON A-B,SOUTH EAST A-D

A retired Navy Captain who suffers with seasickness takes command of a rundown amusement pier to the objection of the local council.

Also known as also known as 'All at Sea' (US Title)

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Barnacle Bill - Establishing shot outside Lloyds Building, London, St Paul's in the distance.
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bab001. Establishing shot outside Lloyds Building, London, St Paul's in the distance.

Barnacle Bill - Lloyds of London building entrance.
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bab002a. Lloyds of London building entrance.

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bab002b. 

Barnacle Bill - Nice house????.somewhere.
Barnacle Bill

bab003. Nice house????.somewhere.

Barnacle Bill - Nice Pub, in the City of London, called The Falstaff, in the film, at least. I discovered the exact location of this nice pub in the City of London, called
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bab004. Nice Pub, in the City of London, called The Falstaff, in the film, at least. I discovered the exact location of this nice pub in the City of London, called "The Falstaff". First, I found this old directory website: http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/, then I searched the name "Falstaff" in London and I found the address of this pub in Post Office London Directory, 1910: "Falstaff Restaurant, 17 Eastcheap EC". Well done Greg, excellent work.

bab004n. After 7 years, this finally replaces Greg's proving Seety photo. Optical Express still going strong, I see. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 22-05-2016)

Barnacle Bill - Seaside, Hunstanton? Suffolk, 5b grabbed by enthusiastic frame grabber who assures me that the spike, the architectural feature, in the bottom right of the pic is the finial on the top of a beach hut??????.hrumph!!! But, then 5c shows huts and the pier!
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bab005a. Seaside, Hunstanton? Suffolk, 5b grabbed by enthusiastic frame grabber who assures me that the spike, the architectural feature, in the bottom right of the pic is the finial on the top of a beach hut??????.hrumph!!! But, then 5c shows huts and the pier!

bab005an. The old lighthouse in the background, in Old Hunstanton, some 1.5 miles to the north of the town centre, pier would not have been visible from this location. Now developed with desirable beachfront (actually, cliff-top) properties. His appearance in town, (still bab005c) is in fact some 2 miles to the south, with pier visible, on the other side of the town centre. Loz Park did the leg work.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-08-2011)

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bab005b. 

bab005bn. Now. The improved steps at the north end of the promenade. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 21-03-2017)

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bab005c. 

bab005cn. Now, without the pier. The beach huts appear to be props which were moved to the three different locations used for this scene. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 21-03-2017)

Barnacle Bill - The pier, Hunstanton, imdb.
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bab006. The pier, Hunstanton, imdb.

bab006n. In January 1978 most of the pier was destroyed by a storm and what remained was destroyed by a fire in 2002. A new amusement arcade was built on the site. It is still referred to as the pier. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 21-03-2017)

Barnacle Bill - The town, the seafront, Hunstanton, I imagine. What's it look like now? The pier has gone, but the pics on the pier society's web site show very similar railings.
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bab007a. The town, the seafront, Hunstanton, I imagine. What's it look like now? The pier has gone, but the pics on the pier society's web site show very similar railings.

bab007an. Now, viewed from the beach, the arcade which has replaced the entrance to the pier. SD
(Modern Photo Added: 21-03-2017)

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