FILM : Wrong Box, The
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Wrong Box, The 1966 Ralph Richardson, John Mills, Michael Caine, Nanette Newman, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers, Tony Hancock, Cicely Courtneidge, Irene Handle, John Le Mesurier Bath, Somerset, Englefield Green, Surrey
Director : Bryan Forbes   Production Company : Columbia / Salamander  Region : SOUTH EAST R-Z,SOUTH WEST

A couple of would-be crooks try and defraud their relatives out of the proceeds of a Tontine. Did you ever spot the TV aerials?

Note from Robin:
My assistant, Angela, grew up just down the road from Englefield Green and was my "Go To" girl on this one. She knew where the Bishopsgate House entrance was (she took riding lessons there). I'd have never found it on my own! She also pinpointed the elusive white house on the Green in the original pic on the website. This spot with the old fellow making a brew though was all my own work - found it looking for something else. So, many thanks to Angela as well.

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The Wrong Box [DVD] [1966]

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Wrong Box, The - Although lacking anything to pinpoint this spot, it must have been on the Green somewhere. Robin Brooks still identifying.
Wrong Box, The

wb008. Although lacking anything to pinpoint this spot, it must have been on the Green somewhere. Robin Brooks still identifying.

wb008n. This is the only candidate, and somehow it just 'looks' right. If so, the hearse is actually bearing down on the cricket square. There is a tree stump on the left of the now shot that could well have once been the tree seen on the extreme left in the original. Robin.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2010)

Wrong Box, The - The Barley Mow pub overlooking the Green. View from the bandstand. Robin Brooks.
Wrong Box, The

wb009. The Barley Mow pub overlooking the Green. View from the bandstand. Robin Brooks.

wb009n. Now. By Robin, excellent work, thank you.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2010)

Wrong Box, The - A horse and cart races down Barley Mow Road. Pub in the background.Robin Brooks grabbed this.
Wrong Box, The

wb009a. A horse and cart races down Barley Mow Road. Pub in the background.Robin Brooks grabbed this.

wb009an. Now. Brief and to the point, from Robin.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2010)

Wrong Box, The - A brewer's dray joins the procession in front of the pub. Robin.
Wrong Box, The

wb009b. A brewer's dray joins the procession in front of the pub. Robin.

wb009bn. Now. Robin, thanks.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2010)

Wrong Box, The - The bandstand with bandleader. They look like my lead soldiers! Grabbed by Robin.
Wrong Box, The

wb009c. The bandstand with bandleader. They look like my lead soldiers! Grabbed by Robin.

wb009cn. Now. A man of few words is our Robbo!
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2010)

Wrong Box, The - Near miss! Robin.
Wrong Box, The

wb010. Near miss! Robin.

wb010n. Coopers Hill Lane. Sadly unable to get the correct angle, but this is the same spot. The public footpath sign stands in for the period lamp post. Robin Brooks, sleuthing and photo-ing.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2010)

Wrong Box, The - Teatime as doom approaches....Robin.
Wrong Box, The

wb010a. Teatime as doom approaches....Robin.

wb010an. The reverse angle for wb0010. An assistant stands in for the old gent........I am an old gent, would this pretty girl like to assist me!?! But obviously a mate of Robin's. Assistant indeed!
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2010)

Wrong Box, The - Big clue from Mr Hancock....says Robin.
Wrong Box, The

wb011. Big clue from Mr Hancock....says Robin.

wb011n. Tough one to find. This is the Bishopsgate House entrance on Wick Lane. The post has been rebuilt and resited slightly, although the design is very similar to the original. However the gate itself is the same (note the two adornments on the top and to the right of the floral centrepiece. They are now painted gold. No doubt - this gate is the same one). The entrance on the right gives access to Dell Park, but seems to have have moved further away in the intervening years. Robin Brooks.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2010)

Wrong Box, The - A genuine funeral cortege joins the confusion. Robin.
Wrong Box, The

wb011a. A genuine funeral cortege joins the confusion. Robin.

wb011an. The Savill Court Hotel, Bishopsgate Road. Robin again.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2010)

Wrong Box, The - The hearses turn left and head off down the road. Thanks to Robin.
Wrong Box, The

wb011b. The hearses turn left and head off down the road. Thanks to Robin.

wb011bn. Actually down Wick Lane. The Bishopsgate House entrance (wb0011) is 150 yards down here on the right. Robin found this as well.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-05-2010)

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