Dir: Robert Baker
Starring: Patrick Holt and Sandra Dorne
A detective poses as an escaped convict in order to catch a gang of warehouse robbers
This thriller includes a scene where a couple of criminals escape from a speeding express train. This studio-bound sequence features a reversed ‘day-for-night’ shot of an express on an embankment hauled by an ex-GWR 4-6-0 and another brief glimpse of a passenger train as the criminals make their escape. In this instance though, the train has morphed into one of LNER teak carriages hauled by a tank locomotive! The shot of the GWR 4-6-0 uses the same embankment (just look at the telegraph pole and the little tree sticking up) as the stock shot of the ‘Britannia’ seen in Impulse and Bond of Fear amongst others. Taking this into consideration, the LNER train was probably filmed on the ex-GW&GC joint line.