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Date: 1955
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Production Company: The Rank Organisation

Stars: Donald Sinden, Jeannie Carson, James Robertson Justice, Diana Dors, Stanley Holloway
Location(s): Buckinghamshire, London, Middlesex

Region(s): ,

Storyline:

A young songwriter finds himself saddled with a pet alligator.

Additional Information:

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As Peter Weston returns from Ireland, his car is loaded onto the ferry. During the voyage, he is given an alligator by an old sailor.

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Whilst giving fellow passenger Moira O'Shannon (Jeannie Carson) a lift from the port, she suggests that the alligator needs a swim. The banks of the River Colne near Denham with a bridge over the Grand Union Canal in the background.

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Peter Weston (Donald Sinden) gets Daisy the alligator ready for her swim. Facing Western Avenue in the area between Denham and Uxbridge, with the River Colne flowing on the left.

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Daisy swims away when she is placed in the water. The banks of the River Colne, to the north of Lime Walk in Denham, Middlesex.

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After Daisy is recaptured, Moira has a sing and dance at a roadside garage before Peter drives her home. Unidentified location.

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The not so young songwriter assists with Moira's luggage.

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Still in possession of an alligator that he wants to be rid of, Peter arrives home. A studio set included for completeness.

Peter takes Daisy to the police station. King's Road at the junction with Milman's Street in London SW10.

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Peter found a few changes here, including a modern version of a Belisha Beacon.

Hoping to leave the alligator, Peter enters the police station, only to be turned away. The corner of Milman's Street from King's Road which was also seen in 'Sapphire', 'Victim' and 'Lost'.

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All the old buildings have been replaced except the pub, currently known as Osteria dell'Arancio. Picture by Peter.

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Peter visits the zoo where Moira works. IMDB claims London Zoo, Regent's Park in NW1.

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Goats begin to follow as Peter searches for 'pets corner'.

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Moira is found but explains that the zoo cannot take Daisy.

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After returning home, Peter spots a commotion in the street outside. We return to the back lot for this one, as can be seen by the rear of sets standing to the left!

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A Boy (Tony Selby) is poking the escaped Daisy with a stick.

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Colebrook Manor, home of Peter's fiancée's family. Osterley Park House, Isleworth, Middlesex.

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Peter and Vanessa Colebrook (Diana Dors) drive to the house. Osterley Park, Isleworth.

Sir James Colebrook (James Robertson Justice) appears on the steps. Osterley Park, Middlesex.

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Dave Wood captured the same location.

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The newspaper magnate consults Hoskins (Richard Wattis) as Peter and Vanessa follow into the house. Osterley Park House.

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On another day, Peter falls out with the woman he really loves.

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An establishing shot of Sir James' newspaper headquarters. Charles House, Kensington High Street in W14, seen in 'The Constant Husband'. Identified by John Tunstill.

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The camera tilts and pans up the building. The now demolished Charles House, Kensington High Street, London W14.

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Sir James' newspaper holds an Alligator Rally at Colebrook Manor. Osterley Park, Isleworth.

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Sir James leads guests through the estate. What's that building behind the greenery?

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Hoskins hurries dawdlers to the main arena. These are the gardens of Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath in Buckinghamshire. Also seen in 'Carry On Henry' and 'No Sex Please, We're British'.

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After mayhem ensues at the rally, Peter and Moira become closer. Hiding in the trees is what looks very much like Heatherden Hall.

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Colonel Geoffrey Weston (Roland Culver) leaves Colebrook Manor with Mrs Weston (Avice Landone). The back steps of Osterley Park in the London Borough of Hounslow. The location was also seen in 'The Grass is Greener' and 'Billion Dollar Brain'.

Together at last, the happy couple drive away after Vanessa falls for Moira's brother Albert. Osterley House, Jersey Road in Isleworth, Middlesex.

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The same location now from Dave Wood.

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