Saraband for dead lovers, 1948
visit the film locations
Visit: North Oxfordshire
Visit: South Oxfordshire
Visit: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, about eight miles northwest of Oxford (tel: 0800.849.6500). (rail: Oxford, from London Paddington)
The village of Woodstock itself can be seen in another much more typical Ealing film, The Titfield Thunderbolt
Saraband For Dead Lovers location: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Photograph: iStockphoto © Dan Braus Photography
A change from comedies for the Ealing Studios, with their first film in colour – a tragic historical romance. There was location filming at Blenheim Palace, the palatial home designed by Sir John Vanbrugh for the Duke of Marlborough, and the birthplace of his descendant, Sir Winston Churchill.
Blenheim is open to the public, southwest of Woodstock village, on the A44, eight miles north of Oxford.