FILM : One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) 1956 Anthony Richmond, Rodalind Gourgey, John Pike, Terry Cooke, Arthur Howard, Sam Costa London
Director : John Durst   Production Company : Realist Films  Region : LONDON O-Q

A young boy finds a magic marble that grants him any wish he wants. One day he wishes for a giant steam-roller, and it starts to trash London.

Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

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One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - At lunchtime, Peter races out of the classroom to look for his missing friend Ian. Paul Singleton adds that
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm021. At lunchtime, Peter races out of the classroom to look for his missing friend Ian. Paul Singleton adds that "Out of shot to the right, beyond the bike sheds was a mound of grass that marked the spot where the high altar of the original St. Mary and St. Joseph church had stood before it was bombed during the Second World War.

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - Peter enters the swimming baths to find that Bert has stolen Ian's clothes. Paul Singleton attended this school between 1967 and 1972 and says that it appeared to have remained much the same since filming.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm022. Peter enters the swimming baths to find that Bert has stolen Ian's clothes. Paul Singleton attended this school between 1967 and 1972 and says that it appeared to have remained much the same since filming. "It was a magnificent example of 1950s futurist architecture and conceived as part of the Lansbury Estate re-development after heavy wartime bombing of the area".

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - After rescuing Ian, Peter returns to the pool to teach Bert a lesson using the magic marble. Paul Singleton advises that the building in the left foreground is the changing room and shower area with the school's main hall stage above. The poles to the right belong to the bike sheds which were never in use during Paul's time at the school.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm023. After rescuing Ian, Peter returns to the pool to teach Bert a lesson using the magic marble. Paul Singleton advises that the building in the left foreground is the changing room and shower area with the school's main hall stage above. The poles to the right belong to the bike sheds which were never in use during Paul's time at the school.

owtm023n. The view from Canton Street, Poplar. Image copyright Google Streetview.
(Modern Photo Added: 02-01-2013)

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - Having stopped time using the marble, Peter and Bert run past the Headmaster and Governors on their way back to lessons.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm024. Having stopped time using the marble, Peter and Bert run past the Headmaster and Governors on their way back to lessons.

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - The magic of the marble lets the children out of Mr. Pomfret's class early and Peter and Ian stand wondering what to do when Bert approaches. The gates here are the same design as those in 038 suggesting that Rotherhithe is the location.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm025. The magic of the marble lets the children out of Mr. Pomfret's class early and Peter and Ian stand wondering what to do when Bert approaches. The gates here are the same design as those in 038 suggesting that Rotherhithe is the location.

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - Carrying the doll that the marble brought to Nancy, Miss Mint confronts the Headmaster outside the school. The Blessed John Roche Catholic School closed in August 2005.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm026. Carrying the doll that the marble brought to Nancy, Miss Mint confronts the Headmaster outside the school. The Blessed John Roche Catholic School closed in August 2005.

owtm026n. A bird's eye view of the school at the corner of Upper North Street and Canton Street in Poplar. Image copyright Multimap.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-01-2010)

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - After wishing Nancy to join them, Peter and his pals run towards the market after being asked awkward questions about the marble by his mum. Ricardo Street at the junction with Bygrove Street in E14. In the centre distance stands the Elizabeth Lansbury Nursery School with the Susan Lawrence Primary School behind to the right.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm027. After wishing Nancy to join them, Peter and his pals run towards the market after being asked awkward questions about the marble by his mum. Ricardo Street at the junction with Bygrove Street in E14. In the centre distance stands the Elizabeth Lansbury Nursery School with the Susan Lawrence Primary School behind to the right.

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - The youngster waits for the others to catch up before playing pranks on the shoppers using the marble. Market Place in Poplar's Chrisp Street Market.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm028. The youngster waits for the others to catch up before playing pranks on the shoppers using the marble. Market Place in Poplar's Chrisp Street Market.

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - Peter has an idea and the friends run from the market. Chrisp Street Market in Poplar.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm029. Peter has an idea and the friends run from the market. Chrisp Street Market in Poplar.

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - Watched by Nancy, Bert and Ian, Peter places the clockwork steamroller in the road before wishing it to be big enough to ride on.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm030. Watched by Nancy, Bert and Ian, Peter places the clockwork steamroller in the road before wishing it to be big enough to ride on.

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