FILM : One Way Pendulum
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
One Way Pendulum 1964 Eric Sykes, George Cole, Jonathan Miller, Julia Foster London, Middlesex
Director : Peter Yates   Production Company : Woodfall Film Productions  Region : LONDON O-Q,SOUTH EAST M-Q

A father builds the Old Bailey in his living room whilst his son collects 'speak your weight' machines.

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One Way Pendulum - It's 12:30pm on a Saturday and, as the titles roll, Mr. Arthur Groomkirby prepares to leave work.
One Way Pendulum

onwape001. It's 12:30pm on a Saturday and, as the titles roll, Mr. Arthur Groomkirby prepares to leave work.

onwape001n. Some serious sleuthing by David Dixon who identifies this as Marylebone Road, London NW1 looking west from Gloucester Place. The screen capture is from Marathon House (or Castrol House as was). David provides this ground level shot of the building until someone can gain access for a more accurate "now". (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 14-07-2016)

One Way Pendulum - In another part of town, Mr. Groomkirby's son comes across a 'speak your weight' machine.
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onwape002. In another part of town, Mr. Groomkirby's son comes across a 'speak your weight' machine.

onwape002n. Actually very close to onwape001 says David Dixon but looking south down Gloucester Place from the Marylebone Road end. David was not prepared to risk his life to stand in the middle of the road, as presumably the film crew did, in order to take this shot. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 14-07-2016)

One Way Pendulum - Kirby Groomkirby (Jonathan Miller) investigates the weighing machine.
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onwape003. Kirby Groomkirby (Jonathan Miller) investigates the weighing machine.

onwape003n. David did some excellent investigating himself to place this as 104, Heath Road, Twickenham. Frith Chemists are now Frith Optometrists, the weighing machine has gone, the glazing has been modernised but the bricks and mortar are the same as is the reflection in the window. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 14-07-2016)

One Way Pendulum - Arthur Groomkirby (Eric Sykes) finds the doors locked after an adding machine malfunction causes him to finish work late.
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onwape004. Arthur Groomkirby (Eric Sykes) finds the doors locked after an adding machine malfunction causes him to finish work late.

One Way Pendulum - Arthur finally arrives at the bus stop as a bus approaches. Gloucester Road facing the corner of Southwell Gardens SW7 with St Stephen's Church to the left.
One Way Pendulum

onwape005. Arthur finally arrives at the bus stop as a bus approaches. Gloucester Road facing the corner of Southwell Gardens SW7 with St Stephen's Church to the left.

onwape005n. Just north of Cromwell Road. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 17-02-2017)

One Way Pendulum - The fully loaded bus leaves Arthur behind. Gloucester Road in SW7 with the corner of Queen's Gate Gardens on the right.
One Way Pendulum

onwape006. The fully loaded bus leaves Arthur behind. Gloucester Road in SW7 with the corner of Queen's Gate Gardens on the right.

onwape006n. Similar scene now. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 17-02-2017)

One Way Pendulum - Kirby spots another weighing machine. At the foot of the stairs on platforms 1 and 2 at Baker Street station, Marylebone Road, London NW1.
One Way Pendulum

onwape007. Kirby spots another weighing machine. At the foot of the stairs on platforms 1 and 2 at Baker Street station, Marylebone Road, London NW1.

onwape007n. A few alterations and additions at this location. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 20-07-2015)

One Way Pendulum - A voice tells the weight as two young women use the machine. Baker Street station.
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onwape008. A voice tells the weight as two young women use the machine. Baker Street station.

onwape008n. Redesign and rebuilding has taken place in the intervening years. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 20-07-2015)

One Way Pendulum - As Kirby approaches, he finds that the voice belongs to a man who's collecting the takings from the machine.
One Way Pendulum

onwape009. As Kirby approaches, he finds that the voice belongs to a man who's collecting the takings from the machine.

onwape009n. The same stairway leading down to Platforms 1 and 2 at Baker Street. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 20-07-2015)

One Way Pendulum - Kirby jumps aboard a departing train and heads home. Platform 2 at Baker Street station in NW1.
One Way Pendulum

onwape010. Kirby jumps aboard a departing train and heads home. Platform 2 at Baker Street station in NW1.

onwape010n. A lighter and more colourful comparison. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 20-07-2015)

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