Intelligence Men, The

Date: 1965
Director: Robert Asher
Production Company: The Rank Organisation

Stars: Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise, William Franklyn
Location(s): Hertfordshire, London

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A chance meeting with an enemy agent forces a humble coffee shop manager into the secret world of spies in Swinging London.

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Colonel Grant is driven to Military Intelligence headquarters. Albert Embankment in London SE1 with Lambeth Bridge in the left background. The road was also seen in 'Hot Enough for June' and 'Assignment K'.

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The same location now from Peter.

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After recruiting coffee shop manager Eric Morecambe (Eric Morecambe), Ernie Sage (Ernie Wise) leads him to the offices of Military Intelligence. Unidentified location.

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A Policeman (Bob Todd) stands on duty outside as the pair enter.

An establishing shot of the Cosmopolitan Hotel where enemy agents are meeting. Millbank Tower in London SW1.

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The same tower now by Peter who had the security men giving him a hard time!

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Tilting down, the camera finds Conway (George Roderick) disguised as the hotel's doorman. A back projection of Millbank Tower, originally called Vickers Tower, in SW1.

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Driving a paraffin tanker, Colonel Grant and Reed of Military Intelligence arrive at a remote transport cafe. St Albans Road, South Mimms, Hertfordshire identified by Geoff Dodd.

The paraffin tanker draws up outside the transport cafe. Geoff Dodd found the long since demolished cafe on St Albans Road opposite Greyhound Lane, South Mimms.

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But the house in the background of the screen capture still stands. Image copyright Google Streetview.

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A suitably disguised Colonel Grant (William Franklyn) gets out of the tanker. St Albans Road, South Mimms, Hertfordshire identified by Geoff Dodd.

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Eric and Ernie ride to the cafe to rendezvous with Reed and Grant. Unidentified location.

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The duo park their motorbikes and enter the cafe. St Albans Road, South Mimms.