visit the film locations
Blackmail filming location: the climactic chase through the museum: The British Museum, Bloomsbury, London
Blackmail filming location: the drinking fountain: The British Museum, Bloomsbury, London
The climactic chase takes place through the galleries of the British Museum in Bloomsbury. These were mocked up at Elstree Studio, using huge photographs of the museum’s interior.
The exterior is real enough, with blackmailer Tracy (Donald Calthrop) briefly stopping at the still-working stone drinking fountain to the left of the museum’s main entrance.