FILM : Something to Hide
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Something to Hide 1972 Peter Finch, Linda Hayden, John Stride, Colin Blakeley, Shelley Winters, Jack Shepherd Isle of Wight
Director : Alastair Reid   Production Company : Avton Films  Region : SOUTH EAST R-Z

Beleaguered and bored council officer is run down by nagging wife, picks up a young pregnant hjtch-hiker and finds real trouble.

Stills by SJ.

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Something to Hide - A mean and moody beach. Is that a pill box? There's one at Bembridge Beach.
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sth001. A mean and moody beach. Is that a pill box? There's one at Bembridge Beach.

sth001n. Shingle beach at entrance to Bembridge harbour, behind the site of the Spithead Hotel. No bin, but plenty of chain-link fencing still around. The white house is visible in the background of sth009/010. Loz Park did the sleuthing and took the pics.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-10-2011)

Something to Hide - Finch's house as seen from the beach.
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sth002. Finch's house as seen from the beach.

srh002n. Looking to the right from sth001, a splendid, modernised and extended beach-front property. Loz Park on the case.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-10-2011)

Something to Hide - Looks like the Ryde ferry at Fishbourne.
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sth003. Looks like the Ryde ferry at Fishbourne.

srh003n. Entrance ramp onto ferry at Fishbourne looking across to the opposite headland, taken from inside vehicle. Loz again.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-10-2011)

Something to Hide - Finch outside his council offices.
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sth004. Finch outside his council offices.

sth004n. The large building is the Halland Hotel at Seaview, Isle of Wight (now demolished) Whoops! Much of the filming was done in close proximity to this building. Roger Hurst. Now the Coastal Visitors' Centre, Dudley Road, Ventnor. Loz Park 2011
(Modern Photo Added: 30-10-2011)

Something to Hide - And he walks to this main road with the offices behind him.
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sth005. And he walks to this main road with the offices behind him.

sth005n. Ventnor again, just downhill from sth004, at the bottom of Pier Street, looking towards the site of the now demolished pier. Loz found it.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-10-2011)

Something to Hide - The Spithead Hotel. Demolished in 1989 but it used to stand on the corner of Embankment Road and Beach Road.
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sth006. The Spithead Hotel. Demolished in 1989 but it used to stand on the corner of Embankment Road and Beach Road.

sth006n. .......and what's there now. Loz Parks.Site of the Spithead Hotel, now luxury appartments. The public drinking founta in shown here used to stand in front of the hotel. The two large stone blocks to the left are reportedly from the original hotel building.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-10-2011)

Something to Hide - The front of Finch's house next to the hotel so it's Bembridge.
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sth007. The front of Finch's house next to the hotel so it's Bembridge.

sth007n. Side view of the house from sth002. At the extreme right of this view, the house still has that white drainpipe! Los Park. Just as well we've enthusiastic location hunters braving the British weather whilst SJ is off sunning himself!
(Modern Photo Added: 30-10-2011)

Something to Hide - Finch and Shepherd and the view inland from the house
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sth008. Finch and Shepherd and the view inland from the house

sth008n. View across the harbour entrance at Bembridge, to the opposite headland. Despite extensive building development, the low, flat-roofed building in the centre is still identifiable. The sandy beach, at low tide, is the location of sth009/010, looking back over the water to the point from which this photo was taken.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-10-2011)

Something to Hide - The beach. This shot was taken on the beach immediately adjacent to the Halland Hotel at Seaview. I was one of the Police Officers pursuing Peter Finch. Roger Hurst.
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sth009. The beach. This shot was taken on the beach immediately adjacent to the Halland Hotel at Seaview. I was one of the Police Officers pursuing Peter Finch. Roger Hurst.

Something to Hide - A messy end. The same beach at Seaview and the shot shows the old Halland Hotel in the background. Roger Hurst.
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sth010. A messy end. The same beach at Seaview and the shot shows the old Halland Hotel in the background. Roger Hurst.

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