Rebel, The

Date: 1961
Director: Robert Day
Production Company: Associated British Picture Corporation

Stars: Tony Hancock, George Sanders, Paul Massie, Margit Saad, Grégoire Aslan, Dennis Price, Irene Handl, John Le Mesurier
Location(s): London, Monaco, Paris

Region(s): , ,

Storyline:

A London clerk with creative aspirations quits his mundane office job and travels to Paris where he hopes to become a Left Bank artist.

Additional Information:

Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

Also known as ‘Call Me Genius’ (US Title)

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Anthony Hancock (Tony Hancock) wearily climbs the stairs to the platform at fictional Fortune Green South station. The steps leading to the down platform at Bingham Road station in Croydon, then in Surrey.

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Looking north from the southbound platform at Bingham Road station to the south of Bingham Road in Addiscombe, Croydon. Identification by Simon Catwealze.

Bingham Road station stood on the former South Eastern Railway’s route between Woodside and Selsdon. Station located by Simon Catweazle.

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Paul Guntrip advises that this picture of the location was taken in 2005. With thanks to Nick Catford from Disused Stations for permission to use this image which is copyright Chris Fletcher.

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Standing on the opposite platform to his fellow commuters, Anthony contemplates journey number 6,833. The station opened as a halt in 1906 but closed in 1915 to be replaced by a more substantial structure in 1935 after the line was electrified.

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Planning to get a seat by diving through a train in the opposite direction, Anthony checks his watch to see that the arrival from the city is running to time. Bingham Road station closed in 1983 to be replaced by Addiscombe tram stop which stands to the north of Bingham Road.

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The train to Waterloo is also on time. Bingham Road station on Bingham Road, Croydon. The location has been redeveloped with the railway embankment being removed and the route forming part of the Croydon Tramlink system.

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5.30pm, the end of the working day at United International Transatlantic Consolidated Amalgamation Ltd.

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Tilting down, the camera finds Anthony as he happily leaves the office.

Looking forward to working on his sculpture at home, Anthony joins other bowler hatted clerks as they head for the station. St. Helen's Place in London EC2 with Bishopsgate through the background archway. Identification by SJ.

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Well, it's taken a few years to finally get there to prove the location, and when I did, half the street was closed by refurbishing works so this was the best I could do. SJ

The homebound commuters jostle for position on the station concourse. Waterloo station on Waterloo Road in Lambeth SE1 recognised by Simon Catweazle.

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Indeed so, at least something remains the same even if one cannot quite stand back far enough. (RL)

Anthony arrives back in suburbia and Mrs. Crevatte’s boarding house. Agamemnon Road in London NW6.

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Jim Zatoff provides this view of Agamemnon Road. Image copyright Google Streetview.

Mrs. Crevatte (Irene Handl) is scrubbing the step when Anthony arrives at the door. The building’s address is Agamemnon Road but the front door is around the corner in Ulysses Road.

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Jim Zatoff confirms the exact location supported by this picture. Image copyright Google Streetview.

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The landlady looks up with suspicion at Anthony’s window when a hammer and chisel is heard chipping away at stone. Ulysses Road with a property on Agamemnon Road visible to the top left.

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Evicted from his lodgings, Anthony cashes in his Premium Bonds and leaves his job to head for Paris. The train is the Golden Arrow, a luxury boat train that ran from London Victoria to Dover Western Docks that last operated in 1972.

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Hoping to sell his work, the talentless artist takes ‘Aphrodite at the Waterhole’ with him. Approaching East Grinstead low level station from the south-west with buildings on Brooklands Way, East Grinstead, in Sussex in the right distance.

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On the journey to the port, the train passes beneath a low bridge. Heading north through the low level platforms at East Grinstead station in Sussex identified by James Holmes. The high level platforms closed in 1967 along with the route between Three Bridges to Tunbridge Wells Central.

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‘Aphrodite at the Waterhole’ is unloaded from the train at Dover Western Docks in Kent.

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A Dock Official (Victor Platt) takes little interest when Anthony queries the loss of Aphrodite’s head. The quayside at Dover Western Docks station.

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Anthony vents his anger at the Dock Official when his precious statue falls through the pallet and into the harbour. Looking across the Inner Harbour from the quayside at Dover Western Docks with the four towers of Swingate transmitting station in the left distance.

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With Anthony on board, the ferry departs.

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Soon after setting sail for France, Anthony discards the trappings of fourteen years of misery by throwing his bowler hat and umbrella into the sea.

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Arriving at Calais in the rain, a soaked Anthony explains to the Ticket Collector that his ticket was in the band of his bowler hat.

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With no other means of getting to Paris, Anthony tries to thumb a lift.

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Having no luck at the roadside, Anthony manages to get a lift aboard a train transporting cars.

Anthony tours the sights of Paris. Place de la Concorde in the 8th arrondissement with the Fontaine des Mers to the right and the Luxor Obelisk in the background.

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Place de la Concorde now by Simon C.

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Seen from the steps leading up from Quais de la Seine, this is Pont Alexandre III with the Grand Palais in the left distance.

Anthony descends onto the quay running alongside the River Seine. Pont Alexandre III, Paris located by Simon. The bridge also makes an appearance in 'European Vacation', 'Not with My Wife, You Don't!', 'The Day of the Jackal' and 'Paris Blues'.

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Pont Alexandre III with brother Bobby in the frame somewhere.

Walking along the left bank of the Seine below Quai de la Tournelle, Anthony approaches a Painter at his easel. Similar views with Notre-Dame de Paris in the background are also seen in 'European Vacation', 'How to Steal a Million' and 'So Long at the Fair'.

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Looking across to Notre Dame Cathedral now.

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Admiring the work of the Artist, Anthony takes a brush and daubs paint on the picture. Quais de la Seine in the 5th arrondissement with Île de la Cité in the background.

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The Painter watches with bewilderment as Anthony continues on his way. Quais de la Seine below Quai de l'Hôtel de ville in 75004 with the towers of the Conciergerie beyond Pont d'Arcole, Pont Notre Dame and Pont au Change.

Securing lodgings with fellow Englishman Paul Ashby, Anthony sets out to create more works of art. Sacré-Cœur Basilica on Rue du Chevalier de la Barre, Paris 18. The location is also seen in ‘Paris Blues’ and 'The Red Balloon'.

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A more modern view of the unchanging Sacré-Cœur Cathedral.

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Anthony works on his child like attempt at capturing the beauty of La Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre.

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Josey (Nanette Newman) takes Paul Ashby (Paul Massie) and Anthony on a visit to existentialist Jim Smith.

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The three wait after ringing the bell of the rich intellectual's home.

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Dismayed at Anthony's success, Paul returns to the studio to pack and leave for London. Facing eastward on Rue Saint Rustique in the 18th arrondissement. The narrow street also appears in ‘The Man Who Watched Trains Go By’.

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An establishing shot of The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile in Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris 75008.

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Continuing the Bohemian lifestyle to which he has become accustomed, Anthony paints the Arc de Triomphe. In the background stand since demolished buildings on the west side of Champs-Élysées.

Passers-by snigger at Anthony’s efforts before a Rolls Royce turns the corner, knocking the easel to the ground. Champs-Elysées at the junction with Rue de Tilsett. Young Simon Catweazle certainly knows his way around.

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Champs-Elyses at the junction with Rue de Tilsett now.

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Anthony curses the car. Looking across Champs-Elysées at the corner of Rue de Tilsett with Rue de Presbourg in the centre background.

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The Rolls Royce Silver Cloud continues along the street until turning off to disappear from view. Rue de Tilsitt and the junction with Avenue Hoche as seen from Avenue de Friedland.

The car approaches a suitable parking spot and is brought to a stand. Outside 39 Avenue de Friedland, Paris 8 found by Simon C.

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The same location now.

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Sir Charles Brewer (George Sanders) gets out of the Silver Cloud and enters Duval's Art Gallery. Looking across Avenue de Friedland to the junction with Rue Arsène Houssaye.

Hearing praise about the work of Anthony Hancock, Sir Charles sets off to find the newcomer. Simon C. recognised Place Jean Marais at the junction of Rue Norvins and Rue de Mont Cenis in the 18th arrondissement. This area of Paris is also seen in 'Ballad in Blue' and 'The Man on the Eiffel Tower' and this square features in 'The Man Who Watched Trains Go By'.

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Place Jean Marais from street level.

The art dealer and critic arrives at the studio where Anthony now lives alone with his infantile work as well as Paul's masterpieces. Rue Saint Rustique in Montmartre located by Simon C.

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The same location capture by brother Robert.

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Soon after Sir Charles makes the mistake of believing that Paul's work is Anthony's, an exhibition is arranged. Looking north-west along Champs-Élysées from Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées Marcel-Dassault in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

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Sir Charles takes Anthony to meet Aristotle Carreras and his wife Margot on their luxury yacht in Monaco. Entering Avenue de la Porte Neuve from Avenue Saint-Martin at Porte Neuve above Port Hercule in Monaco-Ville, Monaco.

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Facing north on Boulevard Albert 1er in Monaco-Ville with Palais Heracles apartment block standing to the left.

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The junction of Boulevard Albert 1er and Quai Antoine 1er with Quai Albert 1er in the background.

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The shot pans with the car. Looking towards Quai Antoine 1er in Monaco-Ville.

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Quai Antoine 1er with Monte Carlo filling the background.

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The Rolls Royce is brought to a stand. Looking across Port Hercule in Monaco with Monte Carlo on the far bank.

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Sir Charles and Anthony climb into a launch for the short journey to Aristotle Carreras’s yacht. Facing west on Quai Antoine 1er.

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The launch reaches the multi-millionaire's yacht. Quai Antoine 1er, Monaco-Ville with Palais Heracles in the centre distance.