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    League Of Gentlemen (1960)- anyone know where the army camp was situated? It was supposed to be Wiltshire or Dorset but knowing the propensity for saving money on crew travelling expenses they probably didn't travel more than 20 miles from Pinewood.

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    20 miles? less than that. They used the back gate at Pinewood for the inspection of the guard. The wooden huts, which are used by special effects, are augment by a matte shot. If you look closely you can see two soldiers legs under the hut after they walked behind it.

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    They're very cunning these film-makers :)



    Another one I like is in the opening of I Know Where I'm Going!, when we see Joan coming out of what appears to be a factory, it's actually the offices at the front of Denham studios with a bit of extra matte to give the offices another storey. It's an unusual view of them because you're looking along the length of the offices rather than square on to them.



    There's a bit of a glitch as the gate closes and it doesn't quite fit the matte on the left.



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    Fascinating, Hackett. I'll view it next time in a new light. What about the gate beside the ammo store - any ideas?

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    Has this already been covered?? if so let me know where.



    Jack Hawkins house in this film, does anyone know where it is/was. Probably been knocked down and flats put up. That scene in the house when Nigel Patrick follows Jack and ends up staying there is priceless. Do not call me OLD DARLING, sorry OLD LOVE!!! If anyone has any info please let me know, thanks

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    Is it my imagination or was the same house used in "Fortune is a Woman", another Jack Hawkins film?

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    I don't know about the house, although I suspect a studio set, especially for the interior.



    But I can tell you about the portrait of Hyde's wife. He comments "I regret to say the bitch is still going strong."



    It's a portrait of Deborah Kerr that was used in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Someone must have found it still lying around in an old studio store room. Although Blimp was made at Denham in 1942/3 and LoG was made at Pinewood in 1959/50. But there must have been some moving of old materials when Denham closed in about 1952.



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    As Roger Livesey was in both films, perhaps he brought it with him

    (from his own collection of memorabilia...)

    to show to Bryan Forbes...

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    Stevie - the house is called St Huberts and it sits in its own large grounds on a rural road just to the east of Gerrards Cross - conveniently close to Pinewood, so it may well have featured in other productions.

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    Stevie - the house is called St Huberts and it sits in its own large grounds on a rural road just to the east of Gerrards Cross - conveniently close to Pinewood, so it may well have featured in other productions.
    Hi Alan,



    I thought St. Huberts was the name of the district, after a former estate....are you saying the house still exists? Have you got a map reference?

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    thanks for that, has anyone got a photo of it ???

    thanks once again

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    thanks for that, has anyone got a photo of it ???

    thanks once again
    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=51.57....5&r=0&src=msl



    this is St. Huberts...looks like it could be from memory of the film.

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    Hi Alan,

    I thought St. Huberts was the name of the district, after a former estate....are you saying the house still exists? Have you got a map reference?
    The MultiMap.com page shows a St Hubert's Close, a St Hubert's Lane and a big building still shown as St Hubert's.



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    thanks all that is fantastic, is there anyone local who could take a picture and compare it with the film???

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    A description of the house from South Bucks District Council:





    "Circa 1860 and said to have been built as a hunting lodge for the 2nd Earl of

    Portrench and, indeed, with a stag in artificial stone over the porch. Stock

    brick; stone dressings; slate roof. As asymmetrical in composition as it is

    idiosyncratic in style. Much use of dogtooth ornament and lozenge patterning

    in raised brickwork. Mostly of 2 storeys but with a 3-storeyed central tower

    porch. All windows of ause de panier arch type except those of the 5 left hand

    bays and those of the third storey of the tower which are round arched but

    have Early English type foliage in the capitals. Attached to the house on the

    left, the stable block in similarly idiosyncratic style and a date 1866."



    Any architects out there??






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    Well, your stag over the porch is present and correct....though the shadow of it is more visible than the stag itself in the still....

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    The stag - though perhaps a tasteless decoration over the entrance - is distinctive and positive proof of the use of the building in the film.

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    This house, with it's distinctive porch, was certainly used in other films. One of which (IIRC) was ISLAND OF TERROR.



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    51°34'21.38"N 0°32'47.76"W Google Earth



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    Has this already been covered?? if so let me know where.

    Jack Hawkins house in this film, does anyone know where it is/was.
    Was it a local house?

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