I’M ALL RIGHT JACK

GB
1959
1hr 41mins
Dir: John Boulting
Starring: Peter Sellers and Irene Handl

A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union

This decent comedy was the sequel to the 1956 film Private’s Progress and was based on Alan Hackney’s 1958 novel Private Life. Like the first it too was a big hit commercially and it features a number of stock shots. First is an overview of an industrial site with at least five small saddle tank locos on view (a shot taken the 1951 film The Man in the White Suit – qv), then there are two shots which originally appeared in colour in This Happy Breed (1944 – qv). These are a shot of near deserted railway lines at Clapham Junction and a shot of wagons at Paddington Goods Depot.

At least five small industrial steam saddle tank locos are visible in this shot, taken from The Man in the White Suit (1951)
This shot of railway lines at Clapham Junction first appeared in colour in This Happy Breed
As too did this shot of the goods facilities at Royal Oak sidings, Paddington