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) - The roller turns to follow Miss Mint as she flees from it's path. These gates are of a similar design to those in 025 which suggests Rotherhithe as the steam roller doesn't appear to have ventured north of the river.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm038. The roller turns to follow Miss Mint as she flees from it's path. These gates are of a similar design to those in 025 which suggests Rotherhithe as the steam roller doesn't appear to have ventured north of the river.

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - Arriving on the scene and seeing Miss Mint being chased by the roller, Mr. Brown positions himself to rescue her.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm039. Arriving on the scene and seeing Miss Mint being chased by the roller, Mr. Brown positions himself to rescue her.

owtm039n. Not a true comparison, but showing the modern walkways that now cross Rotherhithe Street. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-11-2017)

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - The runaway steamroller chases Miss Mint beneath the footways where Mr. Brown is waiting. Looking east on Rotherhithe Street SE16 with Princes Mills in the right of centre distance and Matthew’s Wharf to the left.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm040. The runaway steamroller chases Miss Mint beneath the footways where Mr. Brown is waiting. Looking east on Rotherhithe Street SE16 with Princes Mills in the right of centre distance and Matthew’s Wharf to the left.

owtm040n. Looking along King Stairs Close, that was Rotherhithe Street over sixty years ago. Elephant Lane curves around where Princes Mills once stood. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-11-2017)

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - The camera tilts up to find Mr. Brown and brings the chimney of Princes Mills into view.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm040a. The camera tilts up to find Mr. Brown and brings the chimney of Princes Mills into view.

owtm040an. This is the view now from a similar position. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 01-11-2017)

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - When the steering wheel comes off in Peter's hands, the renegade roller heads towards the Thames side quays. This seems to be somewhere within the timber yards and sheds around Russia Dock, Stave Dock, Lavender Dock and others that comprise the Surrey Commercial Docks.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm041. When the steering wheel comes off in Peter's hands, the renegade roller heads towards the Thames side quays. This seems to be somewhere within the timber yards and sheds around Russia Dock, Stave Dock, Lavender Dock and others that comprise the Surrey Commercial Docks.

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - The children are helpless to prevent the progression of the giant toy. Jackie Scott tells us that the steam roller was built on the Isle of Wight by her late father. The family have his original drawing and black and white photographs of it taken outside his workshop.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm042. The children are helpless to prevent the progression of the giant toy. Jackie Scott tells us that the steam roller was built on the Isle of Wight by her late father. The family have his original drawing and black and white photographs of it taken outside his workshop.

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - Mr. Brown watches the roller heading for the water. It's difficult to work out exactly where this is but what appears to be one of Rotherhithe Gasworks' holders stands in the left of centre distance.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm043. Mr. Brown watches the roller heading for the water. It's difficult to work out exactly where this is but what appears to be one of Rotherhithe Gasworks' holders stands in the left of centre distance.

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - The children jump from the footplate of the machine as it careers towards the river. A trick shot! The roadway with the roller is superimposed on a riverside scene.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm044. The children jump from the footplate of the machine as it careers towards the river. A trick shot! The roadway with the roller is superimposed on a riverside scene.

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - Mr. Pomfrett, Miss Mint and Peter's parents arrive as the friends look into the water to see the steamroller shrink to it's original size.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm045. Mr. Pomfrett, Miss Mint and Peter's parents arrive as the friends look into the water to see the steamroller shrink to it's original size.

One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation) - Bert, Ian and Mr. Pomfrett trail behind as Peter and Nancy are led away from the quay.
One Wish Too Many (Children's Film Foundation)

owtm046. Bert, Ian and Mr. Pomfrett trail behind as Peter and Nancy are led away from the quay.

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