Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday

Date: 1939
Director: Walter Forde
Production Company: Twentieth Century-Fox Productions

Stars: Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Linden Travers
Location(s): East Sussex, London (Studio)

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During a holiday at the seaside, Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant grow bored and turn their hand to investigating a local crime.

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A typical British summer day in the holiday resort where Inspector Hornleigh and Sergeant Bingham are staying at The Balmoral boarding house. Surely a stock shot!

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The atrocious weather continues as the Inspector and his assistant meet Captain Edwin Fraser inside the parlour of their guest house. Another stock shot?

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An establishing shot of the cliff that Captain Fraser's car heads for at speed.

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The Captain's car bursts into flames after falling from the cliff onto the beach. Are those a pair of forts in the distance?

Another few frames from the library? This is Hastings Pier in Sussex, also seen in 'The Dark Man' and 'Double Confession'. The pier was severely damaged by a storm in 1990, was closed between 1999 and 2002 and again from 2006 before being largely destroyed by a fire in 2010.

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The pier has now been reconstructed and re-opened in April 2016. SD

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After calling Scotland Yard when he sees Captain Fraser in the street, Sergeant Bingham waits for Inspector Hornleigh to arrive.

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Inspector Hornleigh (Gordon Harker) and Sergeant Bingham (Alastair Sim) approach the house that the Captain was seen to enter. Back to the studio for this scene.

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The Inspector and Bingham return to London. Likely to be another stock shot.