Dir: Charles Frend
Starring: Alec Guinness and Irene Browne
An unsuccessful Royal Navy captain takes command of a seaside pier
This Ealing comedy features Hunstanton Pier in Norfolk and in some scenes a working 9 ¼” narrow gauge 4-4-0 steam loco complete with open seated stock can be seen on basic narrow-gauge track. There were three other Barnacle Bill films before this, in 1930, 1935 and 1941, but this is thought to be the only one to feature anything to do with railways. Oh, and please remember that Hunstanton is pronounced Hunston.