International Velvet

Date: 1978
Director: Bryan Forbes
Production Company: MGM

Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Plummer, Antony Hopkins, Nanette Newman
Location(s): Cambridgeshire, Devon, London, Massachusetts (USA)



American orphan overcomes culture shock of ravishing English countryside by riding up to Olympic standard in touching sequel to National Velvet.

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And very nice music too, from the creator of Love Story.

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The mouth of the river Erme in Mothecombe, Devon. SJ.

Nanette Newman on the beach.

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Now, unchanged except for the shifting sands. SJ.

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A house on the Flete estate, probably Mothecombe area.

Holbeton County Primary School, Devon, not far away.

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The steps in the school.

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Back to Mothecombe Bay.

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Tatum O'Neal and Newman gazing out to sea.

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Now, the estuary. SJ.

Olympia, London W14.

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Not quite the same angle, but the same equestrian show. SJ.

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A view towards Mothecombe Beach, possibly from the house.

Christopher Plummer and Newman by the river Erme.

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Now, looking towards Wonwell Beach. Also seen with Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin riding in My Cousin Rachel (2017). SJ

Holbeton near Plymouth in Devon, just up from the primary school.

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Now, unchanged. SJ.

The pub, The Mildmay Colours Inn.

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O'Neal rides towards the primary school down the hill.

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The pub terrace.

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Holbeton possibly but it suddenly looks flatter.

Helpful mural identifying the pub.

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Now painted over, with sign, separate from pub, mounted on pole. SJ.

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Could be Massachusetts, USA.

Same as 002 but zooming out.

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Now. SJ.

Back to Mothecombe Beach.

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Now, privately owned but open to the public. SJ.

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Now that's what we like, nice helpful end title credits. Going to be hard to replicate the helicopter shot though.