Stud, The

Date: 1978
Director: Quentin Masters
Production Company: Artoc Films

Stars: Joan Collins, Oliver Tobias, Sue Lloyd, Mark Burns
Location(s): Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, London

Region(s): ,


The wife of a wealthy but boring businessman spends his money on her nightclub.

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Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson from source material provided by John Tunstill.


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Tony Blake (Oliver Tobias), the titular 'Stud' and manager of 'The Hobo' club, sets off to work. Earl's Court Road, London SW5.

Heading towards the A3212. Earl's Court Road, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London.

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Forgive the sun glare. SJ

King's Road, Chelsea is en route to Fontaine Khaled's 'Hobo' Club. London SW3.

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That's Anderson Street on the left. SJ

Tony overtakes a number 19 bus. King's Road coming into Sloane Square in SW3.

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The crossing's gone, but there's a bigger island. Peter Jones on the right is still there. SJ

Fontaine Khaled (Joan Collins) looks down from the balcony as Tony arrives at her Belgravia home. Eaton Square in London SW1 which also features in 'The Lady is a Square', 'Do Not Disturb', 'Cool it Carol' and 'Aunt Clara'.

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I reckon it's no. 11 next to 12. There are few twinned columned entrances on Eaton Square. SJ

Fontaine is driven past Earl's Court Underground station on Earl's Court Road, London SW5.

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Now. SJ

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The Rolls Royce draws up outside Tony's flat. Earl's Court Road, also seen in 'Straight on Till Morning'.

The Chauffeur opens the door for Fontaine. Earl's Court Road in SW5.

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I was a regular visitor at Dino's back in the 70s. SJ

Fontaine enters Tony's flat. Earl's Court Road, London SW5 identified by Simon James in his book London Movie Guide.

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The "250" is still there. SJ

Ben Khaled and his wife, Fontaine, are driven to the club. New Bond Street, which also features in 'Bond Street', 'The Lady is a Square', 'I Don't Want to be Born', 'Time is My Enemy', 'Appointment with Crime' and 'Crooks Anonymous'.

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New Bond Street on the corner of Grafton Street. Picture by Richard Lovejoy.

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Tony sets out to spend Christmas with Ben Khaled's former wife, Anne and her daughter Alex.

Turning from High Street into Sutton Road, Cookham.

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The Stanley Spencer Gallery. The phone box, hidden by the ungainly CCTV pole, has jumped to the other side of the entrance. SJ

Tony drives the Austin Healey along Sutton Road, Cookham.

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Now. SJ

The journey continues down Sutton Road, Cookham. The village was also used in 'They Came From Beyond Space' and 'The Adventures of P.C. 49: Investigating the Case of the Guardian Angel'.

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Little change. SJ

Sutton Road, Cookham, Berkshire.

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Now. SJ

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Directions are checked at the junction of Cliveden, Heathfield and Bourne End Roads near Taplow in Buckinghamshire.

Tony drives along Holtspur Lane and onto The Green. Wooburn Green in Buckinghamshire.

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They used a strange camera lens which could embrace the tree, which is still there, as well in the same shot, but I had to stand next to it. SJ

Passing the Methodist Church on The Green, Wooburn Green.

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Church still there. SJ

The Stud heads south onto Town Lane. The Green, Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire.

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Trees would've blocked the view so I'm on the edge of The Green. SJ

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Ray Mead Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire with the now demolished Horton Grange behind the trees.

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Tony arrives at the country home of Anne Khaled. The gates of Binfield Manor, Binfield Road, Warfield in Berkshire.

Tony's Mother (Hilda Fenemore) watches from her window as he queues outside a telephone box. Christopher Matheson says that "mum" is looking out of Matilda House into the junction of St. Katherine's Way (off to the right), Wapping High Street (telephone box seen in stud020) and Thomas More Street coming in from the left. All in London E1. (RL)

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Supporting Christopher's identification without accessing "mum's" flat. (RL)

A deflated Tony attempts to call Alex Khaled. Having identified stud019, Christopher advises that the main background is the side of what is now "Riveria Court", with some adjustment to the windows, and Matilda House visible through the telephone box window. (RL)

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The screen caption says it all! (RL)

When he can't get through to Alex, Tony calls his friend Sammy Marks. Naturally following on from 019 and 020 Christopher identifies Matilda House in the background and specifically the ground floor window to the left of the archway being used in stud019. A similar view of Matilda House seen in The Hideout, hide013. (RL)

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Tony would have had to use a mobile phone these days. (RL)

Tony and Sammy Marks (Doug Fisher) meet up. Tower Bridge Wharf off St Katharine's Way, London.

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A less industrialised wharf now. (RL)

The friends talk about Tony's predicament. Tower Bridge Wharf in E1.

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All expensive apartments on the southern bank now.

Sammy gives his friend some worldly advice. Tower Bridge Wharf, St Katharine's Way.

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I witnessed a rather less fraught relationship. (RL)

The pair leave the riverside to go for a New Year drink. Tower Bridge Wharf off St Katharine's Way, London E1 with Tower Bridge in the right background.

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Peter visits the same spot that was also seen in the 1934 version of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'.

"The Stud", Tony Blake, walks through Piccadilly Arcade after the closing titles. The SW1 shopping arcade was also seen in 'Mona Lisa' and 'Patriot Games'.

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Peter has provided this shot of the arcade taken from Piccadilly but if you know that it was filmed from the Jermyn Street end he has provided one from that end as well. Very happy to swap the shots. (RL)