GB 1961 1hr 40mins Dir: Tony Richardson Starring: Rita Tushingham and Murray Melvin
A Salford teenager becomes pregnant by her black sailor lover, who then abandons her
This gritty social drama was an adaptation of the play of the same name by Shelagh Delaney. Most of the film is set in Salford and there are some scenes that take place around the docks. In one of these, railway wagons on the Manchester Ship Canal system are visible. There are several scenes filmed on the banks of the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal in Salford and in one of these, what looks to be a Cravens Class 105 DMU speeds past just as the shot closes. The canal is now largely abandoned but the railway line still exists and is the route from Salford Crescent to Bolton. The scenes in Blackpool feature some middle distant shots of passing trams, all of which are of the single-deck variety, and there is a later scene filmed beneath the arches of the imposing Stockport Viaduct.