Rockets Galore

Date: 1957
Director: Michael Relph
Production Company: The Rank Organisation

Stars: Donald Sinden, Jeannie Carson, Gordon Jackson, Noel Purcell, Ronnie Corbett, Duncan Macrea
Location(s): London, Outer Hebrides (Scotland)

Region(s): ,

Storyline:

An update of ‘Whisky Galore’, but with nuclear weapons and in colour, with all the familiar locations revisited along with many more. Gordon Jackson appeared in both films.

Additional Information:

Also known as ‘Mad Little Island’ (US Title)

 

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A crofter’s cottage, not to be confused with the one in Ring of Bright Water or even The Bridal Path

Pier Road, Castlebay, Barra, same street was used in Whisky Galore

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This is Pier Road looking down towards Kiesimul Castle in the bay - Photo by John Owens in Sept 2011.

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Castlebay, from the sea

Castlebay port, yes, there’s Kiessimul Castle

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Looking towards the castle, John Owens

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Houses and buildings near the port. Maybe a different angle, but where is Pier Street?

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Houses and buildings near the port. Maybe a different angle, but where is Pier Street?

Houses and buildings near the port. Maybe a different angle, but where is Pier Street?

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The building is the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry office in Castlebay.John Owens

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Houses and buildings near the port. Maybe a different angle, but where is Pier Street?

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Much the same as 005

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Much the same as 005

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Much the same as 005

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Much the same as 005

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Maybe Castlebay school

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Maybe Castlebay school

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Maybe Castlebay school

One of Castlebay’s churches, probably Our Lady Star of the Sea

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In fact, that is not the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea (RC). The church is not located in Castlebay, but in Northbay. That is the Church of St. Barr (RC), Northbay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5YQ. Discovered by Greg Mishevski. Copyright: Google Maps Street View.

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One of Castlebay’s churches, probably Our Lady Star of the Sea

The house in whose garden the rocket landed

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This house is on the main island road between Brevig and Earsairdh - This photo copyright Google Streetview

View of the bay

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View from near the house in rg009 -This photo copyright Google Streetview

Another view, in daylight, of 009

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The same house as in rg009 - This photo copyright Google Streetview

The bay, and the castle

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View of Kiesimul Castle - in the background the Calmac ferry just departing Castlebay for Oban.John Owens

The bay again

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Another view of the bay from higher up - This photo copyright Google Streetview

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A house

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Another house

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Pier Road, see 001. And although the lorry went chasing down Pier Road and destroyed the jetty, the shed at the end of the road wasn’t harmed, see 034f. A miracle of the Isles!

Pier Road, see 001. And although the lorry went chasing down Pier Road and destroyed the jetty, the shed at the end of the road wasn’t harmed, see 034f. A miracle of the Isles!

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These steps are still there in an alley off Pier Road.John Owens

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Pier Road, see 001. And although the lorry went chasing down Pier Road and destroyed the jetty, the shed at the end of the road wasn’t harmed, see 034f. A miracle of the Isles!

Pier Road, see 001. And although the lorry went chasing down Pier Road and destroyed the jetty, the shed at the end of the road wasn’t harmed, see 034f. A miracle of the Isles!

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The same steps.Photo by John Owens

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Pier Road, see 001. And although the lorry went chasing down Pier Road and destroyed the jetty, the shed at the end of the road wasn’t harmed, see 034f. A miracle of the Isles!

Pier Road, see 001. And although the lorry went chasing down Pier Road and destroyed the jetty, the shed at the end of the road wasn’t harmed, see 034f. A miracle of the Isles!

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The junction of Pier Road and the A888 main road round the island.The third building along to the right has been rebuilt and is now 'the other way round'!Photo copyright Google Streetview. And although the lorry appears to continue careering down Pier Road, this sequence has been stripped in, it is the top of the road. What tinkers these film-makers are!

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Pier Road, see 001. And although the lorry went chasing down Pier Road and destroyed the jetty, the shed at the end of the road wasn’t harmed, see 034f. A miracle of the Isles!

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Pier Road, see 001. And although the lorry went chasing down Pier Road and destroyed the jetty, the shed at the end of the road wasn’t harmed, see 034f. A miracle of the Isles!

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The bay

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A large and distinctive rock. This included for Simon.

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A crofter’s cottage

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009 & 011 again

009 & 011 again

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Another view of the house in rg009 - This photo copyright Google Streetview

009 & 011 again

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Close up of the windows of the house This photo copyright Google Streetview-

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An RAF base somewhere

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Pier Road

Pier Road

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Pier Road- the bank is still a bank.John Owens

Pier Road

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Pier Road again.John Owens

Pier Road

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The top of Pier Road where it joins the main A888 road.John Owens

Near 009

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The rg009 house again This photo copyright Google Streetview

Near 009

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Another view of the rg009 house.This photo copyright Google Streetview

Near 009

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Near the rg 009 house - the main road towards Castlebay This photo copyright Google Streetview

Top of Pier Road

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Another view of the bay and castle.John Owens

Top of Pier Road, going the other way. "Dad's army" probably passed here in rg022

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The top of Pier Road where it joins the main A888.The third building to the right has been rebuilt and is now'the other way round'!Photo copyright Google Streetview.

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Maybe near the church

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Maybe near the church, castle in rear left

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Near 009, yes, agreed, no architectural detail but probably easily identifiable.

Downing St., London SW1, and the little house at the end of the street. Is it still there?

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They won't let us see! SJ

A repeat of the same image . . . . . .

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. . . . . because Peter nearly got a better view.

Whitehall, London SW1, Ministry of Offence

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From Downing Street. SJ

Whitehall, London SW1,

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Panning left. SJ

The Church

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Church of St. Barr (RC), Northbay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5YQ. Discovered by Greg Mishevski. Copyright: Google Maps Street View.

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Near the Church

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Near the Church

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Near the Church

Pier Road

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Pier Road - where else.John Owens

Somewhere in Barra we suspect

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Pier Road - just by the steps in rg016bn.John Owens

Somewhere in Barra we suspect

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Top of Pier Road looking towards the church.This photo copyright Google Streetview

Somewhere in Barra we suspect

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Top of Pier Road looking towards the church.The house in the middle background has been rebuilt.The phone box is still there.This photo copyright Google Streetview

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Downing Street, and is that little house still there at the end of the road?

Top of Pier Road

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The house in 'The Square' Castlebay which became the 'Pink Gull Hotel'.John Owens

Top of Pier Road

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see rg034a.John Owens

Top of Pier Road

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The buildings in the background are on the corner of the A888 and Pier Road - see rg016 and rg025.Photo copyright Google Streetview.

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Top of Pier Road

Top of Pier Road

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see rg034a.John Owens

Top of Pier Road

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Pier Road.John Owens

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Barra, a sea view.

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