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    This is the view at the back of a house. The train, by the way, is eight carriages long.

    If the film makers used one location this is the street and the front of the house.


    And this, presumably, is the back of the house from near the railway line.

    Any guesses?

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    The train looks like its either an 4 EPB or a 4 SUB, both to be found on the Southern Region of British rail.

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    There is a familiar look to the road, verges and housing stock - very similar to the location of The Green Man, which was Walton-on Thames Oatlands Avenue.... which just happens to back on to the main Waterloo Guildford line.

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    I immediately thought of one of Alan F's Sweeney finds - Hunter Road in Raynes Park but sadly no railway line. Houses and streets are similar though.

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    Senior Member Country: England Alan F's Avatar
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    I'm relieved that I didn't have to search all of the Southern Region, just a few lines.

    Anne Boleyn's Walk, Cheam



    The houses across the road.


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    Excellent work once again AlanF.

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    Senior Member Country: United States TimR's Avatar
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    I've never heard of that film. I looked it up and Alec McCowen plays Maggie Smith's nephew. I thought he was older than she is.

    Maybe I'm getting it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimR View Post
    I've never heard of that film. I looked it up and Alec McCowen plays Maggie Smith's nephew. I thought he was older than she is.

    Maybe I'm getting it wrong.
    No you're not, he is older than she is, but she was playing an old woman. The film was universally panned: George Cukor, a director well known for letting actresses run away with their parts, certainly let Maggie Smith camp it up - it just didn't work as a film (Graham Greene wrote the novel) and was silly without being funny. Shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windyridge View Post
    The film was universally panned: George Cukor, a director well known for letting actresses run away with their parts, certainly let Maggie Smith camp it up - it just didn't work as a film (Graham Greene wrote the novel) and was silly without being funny. Shame.
    Funny thing taste. I've read the book and seen the film many times - to me they present one of those rare occasions where both can be different, yet equally good. Worth a watch IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windyridge View Post
    George Cukor, a director well known for letting actresses run away with their parts, .
    Surely a director well known for bringing out the best in actresses - Judy Holliday Born Yesterday, Ava Gardner Bhowani Junction,Judy Garland A Star is Born, Katherine Hepburn in umpteen films and many more. Yes he was known as a woman's director because he usually brought the best out of them not because he let them run riot.

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