Admirable Crichton, The

Date: 1957
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Production Company: Modern Screen Play

Stars: Kenneth More, Sally Ann Howes, Diane Cilento, Cecil Parker, Martita Hunt, Jack Watling, Peter Graves
Location(s): Bermuda, London

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When a stately family is marooned on a deserted island with some rather eye-arresting rocks, the butler takes charge and turns the tables on his masters. SJ

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Also known as Paradise Lagoon


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Suffragettes march on Westminster Bridge, London SW1

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Looking cleaner nowadays. SJ

Hmmm. Maybe a back drop.

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Or maybe not. The view from Westminster Bridge. SJ

A stately home with a grand tetrastyle portico

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Mike Garfield identifies this as Claremont House, Esher, Surrey and sent this photo (Courtesy Heritage-Explorer) to confirm. admcri030 is also Claremont House with a closer view of the lights. (RL)

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More, Cilento and co. are shipwrecked on a deserted island.

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More serves breakfast.

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Frolicking in an inland pool. No rivers in Bermuda.

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I reckon those palm trees are dodgy.

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A potential rescue ship drifts into view. And this is a view from South Shore Park, Warwick, Bermuda.

But it's their original transport now empty.

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Stonehole Bay, Warwick Parish. SJ

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The cast in front of a back projection.

More by himself on the beach

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Stonehole Bay again. SJ

Continuing from above.

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Not the easiest match with the tide higher but the centre outcrop in the background is spot on. SJ

Same place as above.

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As above. SJ

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Maybe a studio but some eye-catching background.

More seashore

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The stack has gone but the rock on the left is there. Chaplin Bay just to the west of Stonehole Bay. SJ

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Another shot of the stately home.

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An interior, possibly a studio shot.

Another distinctive rock formation.

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The west side of Chaplin Bay. SJ

Panning right up the beach

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As above. SJ

And leading to More's kingdom.

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Following the same pan, this was it! SJ

Parker bangs the gong for breakfast.

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Same area now: look to Parker's left elbow. SJ

More beach views.

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Chaplin Bay with the same missing stack. SJ

Then at Chaplin Bay.

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Now at Chaplin Bay. SJ


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Ditto. SJ

Howes losing her aristocratic mien.

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Above Jobson's Bay looking east to Warwick Long Bay. SJ

A sheltered bay for a nice little dip.

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Jobson's Bay now, overgorwn but there's the jutting outcrop in the foreground to the left. SJ

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Jobson's Bay and few changes in this sheltered spot. SJ

A long shot of Jobson's Bay with some choice palm trees.

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Now at higher tide. SJ

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Cilento and More leave the stately home with everybody back in their assigned position in life. Mike Garfield identifies this as Claremont House, Esher, Surrey.

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The portico lights confirm, well done Mike. (RL)