Dir: Joseph McGrath
Starring: Dudley Moore and Suzy Kendall
A piano player and composer decides to write a musical and marry before he reaches his thirtieth birthday in six weeks time
This romantic comedy has a number of interesting railway scenes, the most notable of which are two, good, low-level run-by shots of passing expresses on the LSWR main line hauled by Bulleid Pacific’s, one of which is ‘Battle of Britain’ Class No.34060 25 Squadron. There is also a scene overlooking the Regents Canal basin at St Pancras and a Class 27 is shunting in the background with possibly another loco behind. The glimpse of the 27 is rare as by 1969 the entire class was concentrated in Scotland. In addition to this there is a very unusual view from the gasometers overlooking the approach to St. Pancras, but no trains are visible. There are two scenes filmed in goods yards, the first of which features a rake of four wheel vans at King’s Cross Goods Depot whilst the other is filmed at night and has Dudley Moore and John Bird onboard a Pullman coach. A bogie bolster wagon is also present in this scene but it is not known where this was shot. Finally, there is a brief comedy scene outside the entrance to an as yet unidentified station and a shot early on in the film of Dudley Moore and Eddie Foy Jr on the escalators of a London Underground station. All in all, a good mixed bag.