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Films in Shoreham
« on: June 27, 2019, 08:23:24 am »
Vernon Sewell is a B-movie film writer / director of the 1950's who seemed to have an obsession with making films in Shoreham, that included the harbour, boats and often his own boat (which was berthed at Shoreham).   

His films to look out for that were filmed in Shoreham are:
Ghost Ship (1952)  https://www.reelstreets.com/films/ghost-ship/
and Dangerous Voyage (1953 / 54).
Rogues Yarn (1957),
The Battle for the V1 (1958),
Also see The Flaw (1955)
 

Here's a curious still from Dangerous Voyage  - recognise the spy's secret notes (and featuring a building on the spit with 2 chimneys)? The story was a bunkum about radiation, a bomb and missing stowaways from a salvaged ship in the channel.

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Re: Films in Shoreham
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 08:25:20 am »
Lady Bee Marina features heavily in Dangerous Voyage ( and also Ghost Ship and Rogues Yarn)
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Re: Films in Shoreham
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 08:28:12 am »
Recognise this Police Station?  Tarmount Lane looks very narrow. Perhaps it was widened for the telephone exchange?
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Re: Films in Shoreham
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 08:30:58 am »
and others. this was probably about 1956 as only the first of Brighton B's power station chimneys was built. In Rogues Yarn there are scenes where they are building the Power Station in the background scenes.  The Power Station doubled as a V1 rocket factory in the later 'big budget" Battle for the V1.
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Re: Films in Shoreham
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 08:33:58 am »
and a windmill.  I have investigated, and this is in Capel Horsham just off the A24.  It was demolished in the 60's but the circular base is evident.  This is the same windmill that provided a base for Polish resistance members when trying to smuggle out a downed V1 in The Battle for the V1 (also directed by Sewell).  In the 4 years between the two films the canopy of the mill had fallen and it was looking very poor.
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 08:37:18 am »
and finally a railway station... Fishersgate?   (as featured in another Sewell film Ghost Ship) or Southwick?
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