Director : Jack Gold Production Company : Columbia Pictures Region : LONDON R-S,SOUTH EAST R-Z,MIDLANDS,NORTH
Michael Marler, a successful business man in London, is about to make his way to the top. The death of his father brings him - after 37 years - back to his hometown Liverpool, where he is confronted with his lost Irish roots. He finds out that his father died because of a fight with some anglo-saxon teddy boys. It becomes "a matter of honour" for him, to take his revenge without involving the British police.
John Owens provided the stills and nows. He says: the film also gives the impression that the Virginia Water area of Surrey was used. I am fairly sure that some shots in the early part of the film were shot around the junction of Christchurch Road/Gorse Hill Lane - but Google Street View doesn't cover all of the area.
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reck001. Number 7 Rolls Building in New Fetter Lane, London.
reck001n. The Rolls building now - under redevelopment. Photo copyright Google Street View. (Modern Photo Added: 09-08-2010)
reck002. Close up of the Rolls Building.
reck002n. Close up of Rolls Building today - photo from Google Street View. (Modern Photo Added: 09-08-2010)
reck003. This is Wheatland Lane in the Seacombe area of the Wirral. The 'parents house' was shot in Daisy Grove - now demolished.
reck003n. The houses in Wheatland Lane have been demolished but the pub - Mona Castle - in the background to the right is still there - the drainpipe running down the side and the window help to identify. John Owens. (Modern Photo Added: 09-08-2010)
reck004. Wheatland Lane again - the wall alongside Hector Jackson's scrapyard - information courtesy of local WikiWirral forum.
reck004n. Part of the wall in Wheatland Lane survives. John Owens. (Modern Photo Added: 09-08-2010)
reck005. Nicol Williamson walking alongside a wall in the docks area of Birkenhead. Martin Owens says that Williamson is walking along Beaufort Road, Birkenhead towards the corner of Buccleuch Street, most of the wall has been demolished now, the only remaining piece is at the junction of Beaufort Road and Buccleuch Street.
reck005n. And here's the part of the wall that still stands. Taken from the corner of Buccleuch Street on Beaufort Road in Birkenhead, Merseyside. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 02-06-2013)
reck006. One of the 'Four Bridges' connecting Birkenhead and Wallasey.
reck006n. The bridge in Tower Road is unchanged. John Owens. (Modern Photo Added: 09-08-2010)
reck007. A doctors surgery in the film - looks like a church building possibly.Could be the Wirral or Liverpool - the film switches between them in seemingly continuous shots.
reck008. Other shots in the film suggest that this is the Virginia Water area of Surrey. Mark Pearce says;Pinewood Road in Virginia Water at the point where the road crosses the 18th fairway on Wentworth's West course.
reck008n. The house in the background (which is still there, behind the trees) belonged at the time of filming to the crime writer David Williams. Mark Pearce
(Modern Photo Added: 04-04-2012)
reck009. Again possibly Virginia Water - tree lined leafy road with a distinctive sloping roof on the building.
reck009n. Mark Pearce states; This is Christchurch Road in Virginia Water. Nearly all the houses along the road have since been demolished and rebuilt, including the one in the original shot, though the trees remain.
(Modern Photo Added: 04-04-2012)
reck010. Nicol Williamson's house in the film - looks like 60s building possibly the same location as tr008 and tr009.