Night Caller, The

Date: 1965
Director: John Gilling
Production Company: Armitage Film Productions Ltd, Harris Associates, New Art

Stars: John Saxon, Maurice Denham, Patricia Haines, Alfred Burke, Warren Mitchell
Location(s): London, Surrey

Region(s): ,

Storyline:

Aliens arrive on Earth looking for breeding to prevent their species from becoming extinct.

Additional Information:

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

Also known as ‘Blood Beast from Outer Space’ (US Title)

 

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Dr. Morley and his colleagues track a small glowing object as it flies across London before the titles roll. The River Thames with the Houses of Parliament to the centre.

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From street level near Lambeth Bridge, Peter gets the spot.

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The Army are called in to search for the curious object. Gordon Thomson advises that this is Chobham Common in Surrey where scenes for 'Dad's Army (1971)', 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' and 'Carry On Cowboy' were shot.

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When the object is found the Army take it to Falsey Park, the Government Research Establishment where Dr. Morley is based. Shepperton Studios, the rear car park and 'I' stage located by Gordon Thompson.

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More soldiers drive through the gates to guard the facility. Gordon identifies Shepperton Studios with the main stage block in the background.

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The Major (John Carson) orders the troops to positions. In front of the sound department at Shepperton Studios recognised by Gordon Thompson.

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Sergeant Hawkins (Jack Watson) watches as Privates Higgins (Tony Wager) and Jones (David Gregory) unload the object. Gordon Thompson points out stages 'E', 'F' and 'G' stages at Shepperton Studios in the background.

Newspapers carry news of the escape of an alien from Falsey Park. Trafalgar Square in London WC2 with St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in the right background.

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Peter grabbed this shot on a sunny January day.

Dr. Jack Costain tells Detective Superintendent Hartley that he has linked the disappearance of young women to the alien. The gateway to the old New Scotland Yard on Derby Gate, London SW1 also seen in 'Portrait of Alison', 'Meet Mr Callaghan' and 'The Frightened Man'.

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Scaffolding and sheeting marring the view. SJ

Answering an advertisement in "Bikini Girl" magazine, Joyce Malone (Barbara French) makes her way to see a mysterious man named Medra. The Prince of Wales Theatre stands in the right background in this night time view along Rupert Street W1.

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Peter also took a night shot.

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Investigating the case of the missing girls, Detective Superintendent Hartley (Alfred Burke) calls on Thorburn who runs a seedy bookshop in Soho. Part of a studio set on the back lot at Shepperton.

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Hoping to intercept Medra, Detective Superintendent Hartley waits outside Joyce Malone's flat.

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Hartley follows Medra after he collects Joyce.

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Medra is followed as he speeds ahead in the Jaguar stolen from Falsey Park.

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Hartley follows the alien out of the City, towards Guildford . . . . . and the conclusion of the film.