Director : John Guillermin Production Company : Roger Proudlock Productions as Vandyke Region : LONDON E-G,SOUTH EAST E-L
Lucienne Templar the neglected wife of a financially embarrassed businessman is having an affair with her husband’s partner's son who works in the same company. When Francis Templar returns from a business trip to America, the affair is admitted, but Templar refuses to give a divorce. Believing that his wife is about to leave, Templar attempts suicide, but survives a fall although he loses his memory. Blackmail ensues but it is all resolved in four days!
A few frames after Francis Templar is seen boarding a plane, an Avro Lancastrian Reg. G-AGMM with BOAC livery is seen taking off. Stock footage, as this plane crashed in 1949 and was withdrawn from service! Francis is later seen returning from America, once again, on an Avro Lancastrian with BOAC livery but this time G-AGMA. This is also likely to be stock footage as it was withdrawn from service in January 1951. "A30yoyo" of pprune.org Forum believes that G-AGMA is landing on 28R London Airport (i.e. Heathrow)….the chimney visible on the left at that time being Technicolor’s plant. "WHBM" of pprune.org Forum advises that BOAC did not fly Lancastrians to America.
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fourda001. The film opens with Francis Templar (Hugh McDermott) teeing off, is that for No 10? Whilst playing golf with his wife Lucienne Templar (Kathleen Byron). Unknown location but could it be Seaford Head Golf Club, East Sussex?
fourda001a. An additional shot, as the camera pans, to aid identification, a coastal course. I bet that development has grown.
fourda002. After retrieving his ball from the cliff edge Mr and Mrs Templar receive a message from their butler, Baxter (H.G.Stoker), that a telephone call has been received from Mr Keylin Snr asking that Mr Templar returns to the office.
fourda003. Action moves to the City of London. Royal Exchange and Threadneedle Street, London EC2 to the left.
fourda003n. All changed somewhat on the left hand side.
(Modern Photo Added: 14-03-2017)
fourda004. I thought that I knew the City of London but I cannot place this. Thanks to Peter's long term memory and the clock, he identifies this as Throgmorton Street from Threadneedle Street, London EC2
fourda004n. Peter's memory serves him well. (Modern Photo Added: 18-04-2017)
fourda005. A view of Templar’s business office building before cutting to him at his desk. Christopher Matheson admits that had a "light bulb moment" and came up with Piccadilly and the corner of Down Street, London W1.
fourda005n. Whilst the light was on I just had to provide the now. All except the main building remains. (Modern Photo Added: 04-05-2017)
fourda006. Action moves to Johnny Keylin’s (Peter Reynolds) apartment where his father tells him that he is aware of his embezzling funds from Templar’s business. Unknown location.
fourda007. The apartment block of Mr and Mrs Templar’s pied-à-terre where, the night before, his financial problems had been aired. Clive Turner has located the block as "Stockleigh Hall", 51 Prince Albert Road, London NW8
fourda007n. Now framed by substantial greenery. (Modern Photo Added: 16-05-2017)
fourda008. To save his business, Francis has to go to America and we cut to an airport and the view of a Douglas DC-3 (with thanks to "WHBM" of pprune.org Forum) which "A30yoyo" of pprune.org Forum believes could be Northolt.
fourda009. He doesn’t seem to be boarding that plane but maybe this was shot at Northolt.