The Million Pound Note, 1954


Ronald Neame


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London: Flights: Heathrow Airport; Gatwick Airport


Other films made around Belgravia include Carol Reed’s The Fallen Idol, 70s trashfest The Stud, with Joan Collins, and the 1956 film of Around the World in Eighty Days (where Belgrave Square was home to Phileas Fogg).

The Million Pound Note location: 47 Belgrave Square, London SW1

The Million Pound Note location: The grand Belgravia house: 47 Belgrave Square, London SW1

Gregory Peck is Henry Adams, a penniless American in London given, for a bet, the unchangeable note of the title, by the upper crust Montpelier brothers (Wilfrid Hyde White and Ronald Squire) in this adaptation of a Mark Twain story – a forerunner of Eddie Murphy’s Trading Places.

The Montpeliers’ grand Belgravia mansion is 47 Belgrave Square, SW1. Adams chases the windborne note down Belgrave Square and around the corner to Montrose Place.

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