Dir: Lewis Allen
Starring: Lana Turner and Sean Connery
An American war correspondent falls in love with a BBC reporter, but their relationship seems doomed from the start
This melodrama is based on Lenore Coffee’s 1955 novel Weep No More and there are some good shots of Looe station in Cornwall with a branch train in attendance hauled by ex-GWR 4500-series 2-6-2T No.4552. The station appears again at the end of the film, with scenes taken from both the platform and from the adjacent river bank, with a branch train present. In addition, the film also contains one stock shot of ex-GWR ‘King’ Class 4-6-0 No.6004 King George III passing Teignmouth on an express, a shot that appeared first in Return to Yesterday (1940) and then The Ghost Train one year later (both qv). Earlier on in the film a car is being driven through an industrial estate on its way to an airfield and it passes over a gated level crossing. This is then followed by a scene with Lana Turner and Sid James talking in the back seat. A line of Esso oil tanks and some other private-owner wagons can be seen in the back-projection through the car window, as well as a small saddle tank locomotive. The wording on the locomotive, although unreadable, clearly tells us that this is footage of the Slough trading estate railway. This is an unusual and rather odd sequence as the Esso wording on the oil tanks is reversed yet the rest appears not to be!