Wrong Arm of the Law, The

Date: 1962
Director: Cliff Owen
Production Company: Robert Velaise Productions Limited, Romulus Films Limited

Stars: Peter Sellers, Lionel Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins
Location(s): Beaconsfield, Uxbridge, Richmond?, Twickenham?, London

Region(s): ,


The crooks in London know how it works. No one carries guns and no one resists the police. Then a new gang appears that go one better.

Additional Information:

Brian Duffy has done some great work finding locations for this film, supplying some new stills and his own now shots.

The scene where the Aston Martin goes over the hump back bridge is Cowley Mill Rd, Uxbridge (its still there) and the plane takes off from Denham Aerodrome, says Miles Branscombe.


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Cowley Mill Road, and Waterloo Road, Uxbridge.

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Snapped by Brian Duffy, well done, excellent local knowledge. Thank you.

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Same corner, different view.

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Brian Duffy again, thanks.

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Same corner, and yet another view. Really well documented this tiny corner of Uxbridge!

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Thank you Brian.

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Thank you Brian.

Again, but watch the pillar box.

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Now you see it, now you don't. The place where the post box was! And I thought I was a bit obsessive trying to find the drain cover in the film Fallen Idol, with young Hendry's foot! We all really should get out more often! You as well Brian.

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Michael Miller provides an up to date shot of Cowley Mill Road, Uxbridge showing a considerable build up in traffic. (RL)

A bridge.

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The same bridge? A similar bridge? MMmmmmmnnnnn???? Nice try Brian. What do the rest of you think? This is definately the bridge over the Grand Union Canal in Cowley Mill Road, Uxbridge, where all the other stills are taken. Thanks Richard.

Another view from Waterloo Road.

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More, in focus, well set up, accurately positioned shots from Brian. Many thanks.

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Recognise this anyone? Uxbridge? Michael Bonnefoy believes he does, saying it is showing part of the old GPO depot that stood at the end of Vine Street, Uxbridge (Now Hertz House) He has clear memories of Post Office vans parked along what was the old platforms. (RL)

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Mmmm, not much to go on here. Maybe not, but to support Michael's "belief" regarding wa007 the side of that van when the car pulls away says "Post Office Telephones". (RL)

London bus, High Street, Uxbridge?

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Not quite Uxbridge. Just visible is the logo of Coty the perfumiers and a bit of research found their premises in New Bond Street, now part of Ralph Lauren's store. Serious Sherlocking by Adrian Grepnold. Well done that sleuth!!!

Unusual corner building. Any guesses?

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Junction of Station Road and Post Office Lane, Beaconsfield, bank is on right, building that robbers are made to line up against is on left. Source www.britmovie.co.uk. Credit 'Alan F'. See http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/film-locations/4458-wrong-arm-law-3.html. Kindly sent in by Martin Underwood.

A parade of somewhat suburban shops.

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Barry Thompson found this on Google Streetview, Station Road, Beaconsfield.

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Barry via Google Streetview. Spot on!

Same sequence, same place?

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Yes, and Barry in cojunction with Google Streetview sleuthed this one.

Same sequence, same place?

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Barry/Google found this. Looks good.

Same sequence, same place?

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Station Road, Beaconsfield. Source www.britmovie.co.uk. Credit 'Alan F'. See http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/film-locations/4458-wrong-arm-law-3.html. Thanks again to Martin Underwood.

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Same sequence, same place?

But where?

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Super poster for this British classic. Full size, some 42" x 28", about 100cm x 72cm. Mint condition. e 60.00 + p&p. Sellers, Jeffries & Cribbins.

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A public building?

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Christopher Matheson sent this in; Hampstead Police Station, Rosslyn Hill, London, NW3. We missed the blue lamp in the then shot.

Haven Green Court, Ealing. Brian Duffy tells us that the same building is seen in 'Doctor in Distress', 'Danger Route', 'The Sicilians' and the 1959 version of 'The 39 Steps'.

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Shell Rubin Torquay sends this still of "Big Time Fred Parker's" apartment location, Dorset House. (RL)

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Together with this "Now" shot showing the whole building on the corner of Gloucester Place and Marylebone Road, London NW1. The tree prevents a reasonable comparative view. (RL)

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Brian says, maybe Southern Railway crossing, maybe Richmond / Twickenham area.

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The white house on the right is the house behind the ice cream van. Steve Legg. Well done.

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Bushy Park Road, Hampton Wick, Middx. Railway crossing now shut, is on line between Hampton Wick and Teddington. Steve Legg.

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020e and 020f were shot at the same time as 001-006, see the corner shop and the "Old Holborn" sign.

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View across Cowley Mill Road along Waterloo Road.

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Gas holders further south along Cowley Bridge Road. Pics g, h, i & j are Bushy Park Road, Hampton Wick, claims Mick Hanley.

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Signalman's box, Cowley Bridge Road.

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Signalman's box again Cowley Bridge Road.