Girl on the Boat, The

Date: 1961
Director: Henry Kaplan
Production Company: Knightsbridge Films

Stars: Norman Wisdom, Millicent Martin, Richard Briers
Location(s): Hampshire, London

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Two young men returning to England on a transatlantic liner fall in love with two fellow passengers.

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New York, 1920, outside the Waldorf Towers Hotel. Actually London, 1960, outside the Royal College of Music on Prince Consort Road SW7. The location was also seen in 'The Ipcress File', 'The Mutations', 'Quest for Love' and the 1978 version of 'The Thirty Nine Steps'.

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The brickwork has more definition now. SJ

Sam Marlowe (Norman Wisdom) enters the hotel to find his Aunt Adeline. The steps of the Royal College of Music on Prince Consort Road in Kensington.

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No changes. SJ

When Adeline discovers that her son is planning to marry that morning, Sam and his cousin Eustace Hignett (Richard Briers) escape from the hotel by a side entrance. Outside Albert Hall Mansions on Kensington Gore in SW7.

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Should've stood in the road for a better angle. SJ

Appearing to be athletes in their underwear, the two make for the church. Albert Hall Mansions on Kensington Gore. This often used location was seen in 'Not Now Comrade', 'Quest for Love', 'The Hideout' and 'The Holly and the Ivy'.

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Indeed this is just opposite the "Quest for Love" flat. SJ

Aunt Adeline Higgett (Athene Seyler) and Bream Mortimer (Philip Locke) descend the hotel steps before spotting Sam and Eustace. The Royal College of Music on Prince Consort Road, London SW7.

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Even the plaque is on the same place, but it doesn't say Waldorf Towers. SJ

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Billie Bennett (Millicent Martin) and Bream Mortimer look down onto the quayside as the SS Atlantic sets sail for England. Taken with other scenes, this appears to be the Western Dock in Southampton, Hampshire.

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Breem Mortimer drives up to Windles after the country house is let to his father for the summer.

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Jane Hubbard (Sheila Hancock) teaches Eustace how to shoot as Bream attends to the car.

A cab approaches the offices of Marlow, Thorpe & Co., solicitors. Middle Temple Lane in EC4 with Fountain Court and Middle Temple Hall to the right.

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Peter captured the same place.

Sam pays the cab driver. Looking south on Middle Temple Lane. The area was seen in 'Brothers in Law'.

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The same location by Peter.