Break in the Circle

Date: 1955
Director: Val Guest
Production Company: Hammer

Stars: Forrest Tucker, Eva Bartok, Marius Goring
Location(s): Cornwall, London; Hamburg (Germany)

Region(s): , ,

Storyline:

Cold war quickie where chap is hired to smuggle a scientist across the border. SJ

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Looks like a set but these Cornish ports are cute.

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Not a set at all but Polperro, Cornwall, on the west side of the harbour. SJ

The Cornish harbour, definitely real.

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This was sent in by Dean Nelson with our thanks to him and Google, confirming the picturesque Polperro as suspected.

They meet.

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The railing is still there. The fish market to the left has obscured the building above Tucker's head. Polperro. SJ

Bartok and Tucker.

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Panning right a little. SJ

One more time.

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And a bit more. SJ

The Warren on the east side of Polperro

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Also seen in Another Time Another Place (1959)

A close up of the house used.

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The Warren on the east side of Polperro. SJ

Grosvenor Road, Churchill Gardens, London SW1

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Obscured by trees, Paxton Terrace overlooked by Sullivan House. SJ

Grosvenor Road with long lost landmarks, including All Saints Church.

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The garage is now a grassy area between Paxton Terrace and Telford Terrace. SJ

A good shot to show exactly where the garage was.

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Yes invaluable to get it just right. SJ

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That tower is distinctive

Little Sanctuary off Parliament Square in SW1, also seen in 'Up the Creek'.

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Little Sanctuary between Broad Sanctuary and Little George Street. SJ

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This is the same place as above.

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Back in Polperro.

Hamburg: more grabs to come if we can find a Hamburger to take some nows for us.

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And challenge accepted perhaps. This is from Guenni Z. who tells us, "Hamburg/Alsterfleet, im Hintergrund der Uhrenturm des Hamburger Rathaus. Aufnahmedatum Sommer 2007" Hamburg Alster canal area. In the background the clock tower of the Hamburg town hall, taken in the summer of '07. Vielen Dank.

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This looks like the Fowey estuary, Cornwall

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Rather a blurred shot back in London.

The Old Ferry Inn, Bodinnick, Cornwall

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Looking eastwards up the hill from the Bodinnick Ferry landing stage. Picture sent by Lionel Sear.

Ferry from Bodinnick to Fowey.

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The same location now by Lionel Sear. The Bodinnick Ferry east side landing stage looking westwards towards Fowey. A rather larger chain ferry these days.

Looking across the Fowey river.

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Similar to bric020n but the ferry is almost at the other side where it lands further to the north. Again from Lionel.

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Polperro, Cornwall.

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