Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Margaret Rutherford, Kay Hammond, Hugh Wakefield, Joyce Carey, Jacqueline Clarke.
Ashford? Tonbridge? Kent
Director : David Lean Production Company : Two Cities Region : SOUTH EAST A-D
Adapted from a play by Noel Coward, Charles and his second wife Constance, are haunted by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost. Interesting change in social habits. Rex Harrison, at lunch, in his upper middle class family; they always dressed for dinner; has a large, screw-top, bottle of beer on the table, something that now would be uncommon. He, Rex, upon the death of his wife sports two black armbands, generally one, or more likely a diamond, or lozenge shaped patch was worn on the left arm, but two I've never seen.
Greg says: "Possibly the setting of this film is Goldenhurst Farm in Kent, TN25 7BY, because it was the home of Noel Coward. Noel Coward: A Biography By Philip Hoare, Page 354: "Clearly the setting is Goldenhurst, or its symbolic equivalent; a signpost announces 'Ashford 8 miles', and the telephone has an Ashford number." However, I don't think it was filmed in Kent, because... according to IMDb it was filmed in Denham, Buckinghamshire: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038363/locations. Confirmed by pictures by002n, by002an, by002bn and by002cn below.
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by001. A village, and bridge. They refer in the film to Folkestone, could this be around Ashford?
by001n. Peter Adams identifies this as The Green, Wooburn Green, Bucks, and the google image with its elevated position, posted in 1/15, for once was superior but here's an original now. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 20-02-2016)
by001a. The Green, Wooburn Green, Bucks. Identified by Peter Adams. (RL)
by001b. The Green, Wooburn Green, Bucks. Identified by Peter Adams who advises that a few frames later can be seen two petrol pumps. These stood outside Smith's the ironmongers and until around the early '80's a fire engine parked at the rear and a bell by the shop door to alert that there was a fire.(RL)
by001bn. Now looking east on the north side of The Green to the B4440 down which we saw "The Stud" drive. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 20-02-2016)
by001c. The Green, Wooburn Green, Bucks. Identified by Peter Adams who also advises that a few hundred yards on was Wooburn Green station that appears in "The Square Peg". (RL)
by001cn. Continuing the pan. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 20-02-2016)
by002. A bridge.
by002n. Peter corrects the previous "probable" location stating that this is Windsor Hill, running south-east from Wooburn Green, Bucks. His father spoke to Margaret Rutherford on the day of filming (RL). Google Earth now replaced by SJ (Modern Photo Added: 20-02-2016)
by002an. Greg reckons these shots were taken in Cheapside Lane in Denham. (Modern Photo Added: 07-09-2009)
by002bn. The house on the right, with new extension, certainly looks right. (Modern Photo Added: 07-09-2009)