Sicilians, The

Date: 1963
Director: Ernest Morris
Production Company: Butcher’s Film Service

Stars: Robert Hutton, Reginald Marsh, Ursula Howells, Alex Scott, Susan Denny, Robert Ayres, Eric Pohlmann, Patricia Hayes, Warren Mitchell
Location(s): London, New York (USA), Paris (France)

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Storyline:

An aide at the American Embassy in London finds himself involved with Scotland Yard and the French police over the kidnapping of the son of a mafia boss who has “named Mr Big” during his trial in the United States.

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An establishing shot of the Eifel tower through the start of the credits. Looking across Avenue Rapp towards Quai Branly and the Eiffel Tower. A similar shot appears in 'Code Name: Emerald'.

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The camera pans right to show the Seine and Pont de l’Alma. The bridge was reconstructed between 1970 and 1974.

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The camera continues to an almost 180° turn to show the Seine and Pont des Invalides.

To firmly establish the scene Av. des Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe.

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A brief break in the traffic flow.

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An establishing or involvement shot of lower Manhattan, New York

Angelo Di Marco’s (Robert Ayres) son is kidnapped from London Airport on his return from a trip to Paris and the action moves to London. Westminster Bridge, the Thames and the Houses of Parliament.

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A chance similar shot taken from the London Eye in 2006

The American Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London W1. Those were the days when you could park that near.

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All very different now at the location that's been seen in many productions including 'Not with My Wife, You Don't!', The Statue', 'Subterfuge'.

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Calvin Adams (Robert Hutton), the aide at the American Embassy in charge of security flies to Paris to continue his investigation and also to follow his girlfriend who is performing there. “Aeroport De Paris”, (Orly) France.

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Calvin makes his way out.

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He immediately goes to where his girlfriend Carole Linden (Susan Denny) is rehearsing. Robbie Higgins places this as Rue De Rivoli looking towards the Hotel Brighton, Paris. (RL)

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His next stop is to the French police and Inspector Bressin (Eric Pholmann) in particular. Unknown location.

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And pulls up outside, unknown location.

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Calvin returns to his hotel. Unknown location.

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Henri Perrault (Alex Scott) is waiting for him in his room and “welcomes” him to Paris with a punch or two. He extends the use of the La Crevette Club to him during his stay, helpful, as that is where Carole’s show is performing which all suggests Calvin will be having an “interesting” time. Folies Pigalle, 11 Place Pigalle in the 9th arrondissement of Paris

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Théâtre du Gymnase – Marie Bell, 38 Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, Paris.

Needless to say Calvin is drugged and abducted and events switch back to London and Scotland Yard. Derby Gate, London SW1 entrance.

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A return visit has to be scheduled once the work is finished.

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After visiting Somerset House to establish the boys mothers name Sergeant Harris (Murray Evans) visits an Estate Agent’s office. Robbie Higgins has found this one, South Street/Upper Square, Isleworth, London (RL)

Somehow Calvin finds his way back to the Embassy, in Grosvenor Square.

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With thanks to the guard for allowing me take the shot.

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Calvin and Inspector Webb head off to meet Mrs Di Marco. Unknown location.

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Turning into “St Peter’s Hospital”, where they find it could only be her aged mother. Unknown location.

They return to Scotland Yard to gather new information. Whitehall with King Charles Street, London SW1 in the background.

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A temporary lull in the traffic.

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Calvin then returns to his apartment, before he returns to Paris, with “all the answers” to solve the kidnapping. This is Haven Green Court in Ealing W5 which was also seen in 'Doctor in Distress', 'Danger Route', 'The Wrong arm of the Law' and the 1959 version of 'The 39 Steps'.