Dir: Lewis Gilbert
Starring: Michael Caine and Vivian Merchant
The adventures of an irresponsible Cockney lothario
There are a number of good railway scenes in this drama. An early scene is shot on the banks of the Thames opposite Lots Road Power Station and a loco-hauled freight crosses Battersea Bridge in the background, though the distant image is silhouetted and indistinct. There is also a scene in the Regents Canal Basin outside St. Pancras station with a DMU, almost certainly a Class 127, visible in the background. Perhaps the best scene depicts Michael Caine walking down a street in Brixton; his face is in close-up with the background blurred, but none the less we get a great shot of a BR green-liveried Class 71 electro-diesel passing behind him, a very rare loco in feature film. Finally, there is a brief scene filmed at Temple Underground station, a shot of the frontage to St. Margarets BR station, and a scene on the concourse of London Waterloo with Southern Railway EMUs present and what looks likely to be a ‘Warship’ diesel-hydraulic.