Ruling Class, The

Date: 1972
Director: Peter Medak
Production Company: Keep Films

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, James Villiers, Harry Andrews
Location(s): Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Lincolnshire, London, Nottinghamshire, Surrey

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After the death of a wealthy lord, his relations try to swindle his insane son, who thinks he is Jesus Christ, out of his inheritance. SJ

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Livery Hall, The Stationers' and Newspaper Makers' Company, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4, identified by Tony Reeves.

The old GLC across the Thames puts this as Scotland Yard no2 gates, seen in many 50s films.

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The gates were padlocked so this is as far back I could go. SJ

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EC area surely.

Looks like the Duke of York's HQ, a favourite location, now the Saatchi Gallery. From the corner of St Leonard's Road and Cheltenham Terrace, London SW3

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Now. SJ

Shere, Surrey

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Leading to The Square from Shere Lane. Sj

Harlaxton Manor, Lincs, also seen in the Haunting, and TV films The Last Days of Patton and The Lady and the Highwayman.

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Taken in front of the gatehouse until an open day allows one closer. SJ

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The interior, Cliveden

The exterior, Harlaxton Manor again.

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Now. SJ

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The Elvetham Hotel, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire

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Lowe and O'Toole in the grounds of Harlaxton Manor. Perhaps a current student of the University of Evansville, Indiana, could confirm with a now.

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The front door.

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Reverse pov from the front door.

Villiers and O'Toole.

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Further up the drive to capture the whole manor. SJ

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The grounds of Harlaxton.

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More grounds.

Shere, Surrey

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Outside the White Horse pub, The Square. SJ

Oft seen, eg The Earth Dies Screaming, The Holiday, A Matter of Life and Death briefly, The Wedding Date, Bridget Jones.

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Much more arboreal growth. SJ

O'Toole mounted in front of the pub.

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Actually it's across the street from the pub. Shere shop to the left. SJ

Sim and Lowe.

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Just to left of the pub. SJ

Towards St James's Church.

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Looking east from The Square. SJ

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The House of Lords. A set?