Dir: Peter Graham Scott
Starring: Honor Blackman and Griffith Jones
Police find that everyone had a motive for the murder of a wealthy banker’s wife
This second feature crime film was based on the novel by Pamela Barrington and features three interesting railway scenes. First there is a view of a freight yard through a window and a GWR ‘Hall’ 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. The second scene opens the film’s climax and 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.