FILM : Red Beret, The
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Red Beret, The 1953 Alan Ladd, Leo Genn, Susan Stephen, Harry Andrews, Donald Houston, Anthony Bushell, Patric Doonan, Stanley Baker Berkshire, Oxfordshire
Director : Terence Young   Production Company : Columbia Pictures Corporation, Warwick Film Productions  Region : SOUTH EAST M-Q,MIDLANDS

A fictitious story about an American who enlists in the British Parachute Regiment in 1940, claiming to be a Canadian.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson from source material provided by John Tunstill

Also known as 'Paratrooper' (US Title)

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Red Beret [DVD] [1954]

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Red Beret, The - Steve 'Canada' McKendrick (Alan Ladd) leaves the guardroom. IMDB suggests RAF Abingdon Parachute School near Abingdon with is confirmed by Alan Pask who adds that the base was in Berkshire at the time of filming.
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partr001. Steve 'Canada' McKendrick (Alan Ladd) leaves the guardroom. IMDB suggests RAF Abingdon Parachute School near Abingdon with is confirmed by Alan Pask who adds that the base was in Berkshire at the time of filming.

Red Beret, The - The passing out parade in front of Major General A.B.C. Whiting (Anthony Bushell). RAF Abingdon, now in Oxfordshire.
Red Beret, The

partr002. The passing out parade in front of Major General A.B.C. Whiting (Anthony Bushell). RAF Abingdon, now in Oxfordshire.

Red Beret, The - The paratroopers leave on their first mission. Alan Pask recognised RAF Abingdon which is now Dalton Barracks, an army base.
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partr003. The paratroopers leave on their first mission. Alan Pask recognised RAF Abingdon which is now Dalton Barracks, an army base.

Red Beret, The - Panning shot from image partr003. Alan Pask recalls seeing Ray Milland at RAF Abingdon during filming of 'The Safecracker' in 1958. The actor unfortunately hurt his back when dropping from the training tower.
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partr004. Panning shot from image partr003. Alan Pask recalls seeing Ray Milland at RAF Abingdon during filming of 'The Safecracker' in 1958. The actor unfortunately hurt his back when dropping from the training tower.

Red Beret, The - The first target, the enemy radar station at Bruneval.  Unknown location that may be a studio set.
Red Beret, The

partr005. The first target, the enemy radar station at Bruneval. Unknown location that may be a studio set.

Red Beret, The - McKendrick takes Penny Gardner (Susan Stephen) for a ride when his motorcycle and sidecar arrives at the base. RAF Abingdon, Berkshire identified by Alan Pask.
Red Beret, The

partr006. McKendrick takes Penny Gardner (Susan Stephen) for a ride when his motorcycle and sidecar arrives at the base. RAF Abingdon, Berkshire identified by Alan Pask.

Red Beret, The - McKendrick and Penny ride into the countryside. A blurred location. Mike Baker is sharper and places this as the village of Wytham, Oxfordshire. (RL)
Red Beret, The

partr007. McKendrick and Penny ride into the countryside. A blurred location. Mike Baker is sharper and places this as the village of Wytham, Oxfordshire. (RL)

partr007n. Mike provides this Google Earth shot of the same corner but the houses are now obscured by greenery. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 22-03-2017)

Red Beret, The - The couple arrive in a village.  The village of Wytham, Oxfordshire says Mike Baker. (RL)
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partr008. The couple arrive in a village. The village of Wytham, Oxfordshire says Mike Baker. (RL)

partr008n. A Google Earth shot from Mike reveals that yet another telephone box has disappeared. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 22-03-2017)

Red Beret, The - The pair visit Penny's home. An unknown location but could this be in Wales? Malcolm Evans advises that in some scenes Corn Du and Pen y Fan in the Central Brecon Beacons can be clearly seen. Also, the scene after the battle is quite clearly filmed on the road south of the pass between between Cribyn and Fan y Big
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partr009. The pair visit Penny's home. An unknown location but could this be in Wales? Malcolm Evans advises that in some scenes Corn Du and Pen y Fan in the Central Brecon Beacons can be clearly seen. Also, the scene after the battle is quite clearly filmed on the road south of the pass between between Cribyn and Fan y Big". Certainly not Wales advises Mike Baker but the village of Wytham, Oxfordshire. (RL)

partr009n. The Google Earth shot from Mike shows that little has changed. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 22-03-2017)

Red Beret, The - Next target. An enemy location in Bône, North Africa - now known as Annaba.  Looks a bit like RAF Abingdon to me (see the background of image partr002).
Red Beret, The

partr010. Next target. An enemy location in Bône, North Africa - now known as Annaba. Looks a bit like RAF Abingdon to me (see the background of image partr002).

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