Oliver!, 1968


Carol Reed


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Shepperton Studios is now part of the Pinewood Studios Group


You actually can see Bath's Royal Crescent masquerading as ‘London’ in Bryan Forbes’s all-but-forgotten star-studded 1966 comedy The Wrong Box, with Michael Caine and (inevitably) Nanette Newman

This is one film you won't find in the book, but I've had so many complaints that it's not included, I need to put a page of explanation. Oliver! was filmed entirely on stage sets, so there are no locations.

The ‘London’ streets – yes, even the steam railway – were built on soundstages at Shepperton Studios, Shepperton in Greater London.

Despite what you may read elsewhere, the crescent used for Who Will Buy? can't be found in London, nor is it the Royal Crescent, Bath. It was built from scratch, from designs by by Production Designer John Box, on the Shepperton backlot.

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