Dir: Peter Graham Scott
Starring: Honor Blackman and Griffith Jones
A detective tracks the killer of a banker’s wife
There are three railway scenes in this short crime film. First there is a view of a freight yard through a window and a GWR ‘Castle’ Class 4-6-0 on a parcels train is overtaking a goods hauled by an 0-6-0PT. The house is in Crossfield Road, Belsize Park, but the view is of Southall yards and loco depot and a wonderful array of railway wagons are on display in the foreground, as well as a couple of other locos in the background. The second scene at the film’s climax shows the killer hitching a ride on a shunters truck of a short freight hauled by an ex-GWR 1500-series Class 0-6-0PT. This is followed by the final railway scene, a hugely exhilarating sequence whereby the killer and the police inspector lie in the four-foot as a goods train passes over them! It is hauled by the now preserved 1500 Class 0-6-0PT No.1501 and was again filmed at Southall.