FILM : Big Sleep, The
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Big Sleep, The 1978 Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Edward Fox, Joan Collins, John Mills, James Stewart, Oliver Reed, Harry Andrews, Richard Todd, Colin Blakely, Richard Boone, Candy Clark, Diana Quick, James Donald, John Justin Hertfordshire, Kent, London
Director : Michael Winner   Production Company : ITC Films, Winkast Film Productions  Region : LONDON A-B,SOUTH EAST A-D

A faithful remake of the 1946 original in which private eye Philip Marlowe finds himself involved in murder, blackmail and violence when hired to protect a General's young daughter. Set in England, rather than California, the story follows Raymond Chandler's book fairly closely otherwise.

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The Big Sleep [DVD]

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Big Sleep, The - Morpeth Mansions, near Westminster Cathedral. Was once home to the gloriously named artist, Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, and before WW11, Sir Winston and Lady Clementine Churchill, lived at number 11. Sleuthed by Brian Tunstill.
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bs013. Morpeth Mansions, near Westminster Cathedral. Was once home to the gloriously named artist, Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, and before WW11, Sir Winston and Lady Clementine Churchill, lived at number 11. Sleuthed by Brian Tunstill.

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Big Sleep, The - Nick Farmer identifies this as Marylebone Lane, London, W1 with the camera sighted with the junction of Wigmore Street. The blue light is that of Marylebone Lane Police Station. (RL)
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bs014. Nick Farmer identifies this as Marylebone Lane, London, W1 with the camera sighted with the junction of Wigmore Street. The blue light is that of Marylebone Lane Police Station. (RL)

bs014n. Nick advises that the police station had closed 4 weeks before filming and was hired by the film company. The building was demolished shortly after (1977) and the site is now Steinway Piano showroom. A Google Earth image shows the changes, except for the one way sign! (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 27-06-2014)

Big Sleep, The - Near Petty France and Buckingham Gate perhaps.
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bs015. Near Petty France and Buckingham Gate perhaps.

bs015n. Oh my goodness, I was only chasing up a (correct) hunch on bs26 and saw this on the way. It's kept us guessing for years and years: maybe the newly arched windows were off-putting. No longer. It's Broadway at Caxton Street, SW1, opposite Scotland Yard mark 3, so JT's guess was pretty sound. SJ
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Big Sleep, The - Probably the same area.
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bs016. Probably the same area.

bs016n. Now. Castle Lane, taken by Simon James.

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