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The Victors film

Novelty

knowlegable brummie
I was watching a 1963 film 'The Victors' starring Eli Wallach, George Hamilton & George Peppard and in one of the scenes Peppard as a G.I. was waiting for a bus somewhere in England outside a row of Victorian terraced houses and when the single decker arrived it had 'Midland' in big letters along the side but didn't look like a Midland Red bus. It was a half cab, had sliding ventilators on the side windows and Registration plate below the radiator with 2 letters & 4 Numbers and it sounded like a diesel. The scene is about 2 hrs 10 mins into the film. Anyone any ideas as to its identity?
 

Dave89

master brummie
Hi,

Haven't seen the film, but it sounds like one of the early to mid 1930's single deckers.
Registration would have probably been HA XXXX.

Kind regards

Dave
 

Dave89

master brummie
Hi David,

I've had a look back through my mid 50's Ian Allen Midland Red ABC, which includes quite a lot of mid 30's buses,
and all the listed buses have HA 2 and 3 letter Registrations. I couldn't vouch for the earlier vehicles though.
There are many experts here in the bus field, and I am sure someone can advise you.
Is it possible to revisit the film through I-player etc and confirm the registration letters? This would almost
certainly lead back to the origin of the vehicle.

Kind regards

Dave
 

aston lad

master brummie
According to the credits the film was shot in France, Italy, Sweden, Shepperton Studio and Tilbury England..
 

farmerdave

master brummie
Registration number of the bus seems to be ?A 5825. Have looked at the film and used the pause button to take two exterior shots and 1 interior. Cannot quite read the first registration letter on the left, even when blown up. Dave.
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