Dir: Carol Reed
Starring: Celia Johnson and David Kossoff
In the busy wholesale-retail world of London’s East End everyone, it seems, has unattainable dreams
Some scenes in this quite tragic family drama were filmed around Vallence Road in Bethnal Green, and visible in some shots are viaduct arches with a signal box above. There are also some semi-distant shots of EMU’s passing St. Paul’s Cathedral and although the trains are real, St. Paul’s formed part of a matted backcloth so the exact location is unclear. The screenplay was adapted by Wolf Mankowitz from his own 1953 novel of the same name.