1hr 38mins
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!

Sid James in the back of a car with back-projection passing by outside. Visible through the window to his right is a steam locomotive, almost certainly one of the saddle tanks of the Slough trading estate railway.
The locomotive is now immediately behind Lana Turner
Visible through the windows now is the familiar Esso brand, only backwards!!
The by now familiar stock shot of 6004 King George III rounding the curve at Teignmouth
A wonderful view of Looe station, with ex-GWR 4500-series 2-6-2T No.4552 in the platform
Lana Turner leads passengers as they file out of Looe station
Looe station, Cornwall, one sunny day in 1958. Terence Longdon and Glynis Johns look positively relaxed at the thought of hanging around in the sun.
This is the really fine shot of Looe station that ends the film. The branch train is pulling out and all is well with the world.