Rough Shoot

Date: 1953
Director: Robert Parrish
Production Company: Raymond Stross Productions

Stars: Joel McCrea, Herbert Lom, Evelyn Keyes, Roland Culver
Location(s): Dorset, Hampshire, London

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American gets involved in a spy caper after shooting a suspected poacher on his rented shoot.

Additional Information:

Screen captures by SJ

Also known as ‘Shoot First’ (US Title)

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McCrea and Keyes' house in the Dorset countryside.

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A place called 'Shaggs', Clive Rideout. East Lulworth, Dorset.

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A better view of the house.

Ah, a nice clue. Bovington (good for army tanks) one way and to the left (out of grab shot) Wareham and the road goes straight on. Nothing obvious on the maps.

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The Call Box is at The Triangle, East Lulworth. Hard to tell, I know, Clive Rideout.

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McCrea and Lom at Winchester station, Hants.

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Keyes goes to the ticket office at Winchester.

Platform 7, Waterloo, similar to Piccadilly Incident.

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Platform 7 today. SJ

Culver, McCrea and Keyes outside Waterloo station, London SE1.

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Victory Arch, as it's known. SJ

Marylebone Road, London NW1, in times gone by.

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Now here's a problem. This is the now but I'm not entirely convinced. And looking at the grab again, I want to cite the Cromwell Road area. Any thoughts? SJ.

Outside Madame Tussaud's on Marylebone Road?

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This is a doorway to Madame Tussauds but it doesn't look right. SJ.

One would imagine so given this clue.

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And this looks very unlikely as well. Can anyone do better? SJ.