If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium

Date: 1969
Director: Mel Stuart
Production Company: Wolper Pictures

Stars: Ian McShane, Suzanne Pleshette, Mildred Natwick, Murray Hamilton, Sandy Baron, Michael Constantine, Norman Fell and many guest appearances
Location(s): London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Germany, Switzerland, Venice, Rome

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Storyline:

Whirlwind coach tour through Europe along with various adventures.

Additional Information:

All screen captures and uncredited now images by SJ.

 

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Joan Collins doing a guest spot in London.

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The rebuilt corner of Jubilee Place and Kings Road in SW3. Identified and captured by Peter.

While Marty Ingels gleefully films her.

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Peter found the junction of Radnor Walk and Kings Road with more rebuilding going on.

Kings Road Cellars could just be a clue.

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Another image from Peter of Kings Road at the junction with Radnor Walk SW3.

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Site of scaffold, Tower of London, EC3.

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Patricia Routledge in front of the (?) V & A, SW7

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A cheese market in Amsterdam, don"t think it's the Alkmaar... but I'm wrong. See added stills.

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A cheese market in Amsterdam.

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A cheese market in Amsterdam.

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Hilary Thompson and Luke Halpin nearby.

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The Atomium, Heysel Park, Brussels built for Expo '58.

Mannekin Pis/Petit Julien, on the corner of Stoofstraat/Rue de L'Etuve and Eikstraat/Rue du Chene, Brussels.

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The same location now. (PW)

Town Hall, de Grote Markt/Grand-Palace, Brussels.

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From not so high up. (PW)

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Mardasson Memorial, Bastogne, Brussels, built to commemorate the Battle of the Bulge.

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The tourists are sitting in the former restaurant of the Casino at Boulevard Franklin Delano Roosevelt, with a view of Luxembourg's Passerelle Bridge behind Murray Hamilton's head. This is a different view from the same restaurant seen in capture 42. Information from Manuel Gurtner.

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Switzerland...The bus stands on the plain of the Rhone Valley, probably in the area between Aigle and Roche, with thanks to Manuel Gurtner.

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Grand Canal, Venice, Italy.

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Venice.

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Venice.

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McShane dancing his way to Pleshette's heart.

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Same square as iftb019. The romance of Venice.

The Vatican, Rome.

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Just in front of the Piazza San Pietro, so outside the Vatican. SJ.

The Vatican, Rome.

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Looking south from the same spot. SJ.

Spanish steps.

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On the north side, halfway up. SJ.

Spanish steps.

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Now. SJ.

Robert Vaughn guests.

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Now. SJ.

Baron and Catherine Spaak.

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Piazza del Popolo, correctly suggested by JT. SJ.

Spaak.

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And again. SJ.

Thompson and Halkin at the Colosseum.

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Now: the east side. SJ

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Rome street.

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Looking over the remains of the Roman Senate and Forum from the via dei Foro Imperiale.

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Pleshette causes a road accident.

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Yes she's about to fall into the fountain.

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But the dress is quickly dry for a romantic interlude with McShane.

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A hotel room with a view.

This is the Hotel Forum.

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And it's still there by the foro di Augusto, on the via Tor de' Conti. SJ.

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The airport, Ciampino or Fiumicino.

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Taken from the PO Tower with the coach probably on Charlotte Street, London W1.

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The following captures are additions, all from Manuel Gurtner our Swiss representative. This one takes us back to The Netherlands. Alkmaar with a view to the Waagplein. (SJ)

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Google

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Certainly Alkmaar again: the traditional cheese market with “Hollands Kaas Museum” (cheese museum) in the background.

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And this is Luxembourg. The bus drives over the Adolphe Bridge, that crosses the Pétrusse river. On the left side the clock tower of the “Banque et Caisse d'Épargne de l'État” can be seen.

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And there it is on the left in the Google.

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The protagonists are sitting in the former restaurant of the Casino at Boulevard Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in the background the north end of the Adolphe Bridge.

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Google, looking west though the north end of Pont Adolphe is hidden by foliage on the left, with the ex-restaurant to the right.

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And now to Switzerland. Tunnel de la Sarse (length 382 m), built 1938-1940 for the mountain road from Corbeyrier to Les Agites.

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Google reverse pov.

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A view to the south over the Rhone valley.

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The bus is on the Route de Corbeyrier above Yvorne, with Maison Château Blanche on the left side.

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Very nice matching Google shot.

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The fountain at the market place of Gruyères, with a view toward the château, a hilltop fortress from the 13th-century. The protagonists are coming from a side street to Rue du Bourg.

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The fountain at the market place of Gruyères, with a view toward the château, a hilltop fortress from the 13th-century.

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All provided by Manuel with our thanks.