FILM : Challenge, The
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Challenge, The 1960 Jayne Mansfield, Anthony Quayle, Carl Möhner Hampshire, London, Middlesex
Director : John Gilling   Production Company : Alexandra  Region : LONDON C-D,SOUTH EAST A-D

After serving time for robbery, a gang member's son is held to ransom when he recovers the stolen loot.

Screen captures uploaded by John Tunstill.

Also known as 'It Takes a Thief' (US Title)

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The Challenge DVD [1960]

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Challenge, The - Piccadilly, London, the old Coca-Cola advert.
Challenge, The

itat001. Piccadilly, London, the old Coca-Cola advert.

itat001n. Peter took this shot of the same location, along with the bottom of a new Coke advert.
(Modern Photo Added: 05-01-2015)

Challenge, The - Piccadilly Circus again, was that regal profile mine I wonder?
Challenge, The

itat002. Piccadilly Circus again, was that regal profile mine I wonder?

itat002n. Another from Peter who advises that this is looking towards Coventry Street with the former London Pavilion cinema now stripped of its advertisements.
(Modern Photo Added: 11-01-2015)

Challenge, The - The Talk of the Town, London.
Challenge, The

itat003. The Talk of the Town, London.

itat003n. No titles in this shot from Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 25-01-2015)

Challenge, The - Corner, whose corner? One of Lyons Corner Houses?
Challenge, The

itat004. Corner, whose corner? One of Lyons Corner Houses?

itat004n. Peter found the same corner, and advises that it was indeed a Lyon's Corner House at junction of Coventry Street and Rupert Street W1. This is looking west towards Piccadilly Circus. The building now houses a seafood restaurant.
(Modern Photo Added: 31-01-2015)

Challenge, The - Looking towards Leicester Square, from Piccadilly Circus, or are we looking down Piccadilly?
Challenge, The

itat005. Looking towards Leicester Square, from Piccadilly Circus, or are we looking down Piccadilly?

itat005n. No, we are looking up Shaftesbury Ave with Piccadilly Circus behind us. The Globe theatre on the left which is now The Gielgud. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 26-11-2015)

Challenge, The - Nice columns at the back. wonder where they are? Wonder no longer, Clive Turner reveals it to be St Stephen, Walbrook, London immediate right, followed by the Mansion House with the Nat West Bank on Poultry as a background. (RL)
Challenge, The

itat006. Nice columns at the back. wonder where they are? Wonder no longer, Clive Turner reveals it to be St Stephen, Walbrook, London immediate right, followed by the Mansion House with the Nat West Bank on Poultry as a background. (RL)

itat006n. To support Clive's identification.(RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 26-11-2015)

Challenge, The - More, but different pillars.
Challenge, The

itat007. More, but different pillars.

itat007n. Walbrook, London EC4 looking south with St Stephen to the left, almost a reverse POV to itat006 (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 02-07-2017)

Challenge, The - A block of flats.
Challenge, The

itat008. A block of flats.

Challenge, The - A church on the right. Lancaster Gate and what was Christ Church, now
Challenge, The

itat009. A church on the right. Lancaster Gate and what was Christ Church, now "Spire House". Also seen in 'Booby Trap' and 'The Knack . . . and How to Get It'. (RL)

itat009n. It was a challenge to make out the grainy screen capture but this is what it looks like in daylight. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 13-02-2017)

Challenge, The - A suburban street that could almost be anywhere. The studio which was used for the filming was Teddington so could Teddington be the location? Not quite, this is Hamilton Road in Brentford facing the corner of Westbury Place.
Challenge, The

itat010. A suburban street that could almost be anywhere. The studio which was used for the filming was Teddington so could Teddington be the location? Not quite, this is Hamilton Road in Brentford facing the corner of Westbury Place.

itat010n. Best possible shot given the parked cars. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 08-01-2017)

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