BLUEBEARD’S 10 HONEYMOONS

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GB
1960
1hr 32mins
Dir: William Lee Wilder
Starring: George Sanders and Jean Kent

An impoverished aristocrat kills women for their money

This thriller is set in Paris but of course everybody speaks English and it features a number of British railway scenes! One depicts a murder victim being pushed to her death above a railway yard at night, and although some open wagons are visible the steam locomotive is largely indiscernible. It is, however, a rather vintage 0-6-0 tender loco. There is another night scene later on which is somewhat clearer. It depicts an ex-LMS Class 4F 0-6-0 at an unknown station, the 4F is almost certainly No.44451, and it has been suggested that it could be Brickett Wood station. The opening title card of the film gives its name as Bluebeards Ten Honeymoons (without an apostrophe and with the number ten spelled out) which was apparently its original working title.

The wagons in this night shot are clearly of BR origin. The one on the left is a 16T mineral, that on the right is a 7-plank open. The white diagonal stripe on the 16T denotes at which end of the wagon the end door is located for unloading.
This is all we get to see of the passing train, though the locomotive is an old 0-6-0 tender loco.
This, however, is somewhat clearer. The locomotive is a Fowler 4F 0-6-0, probably No.44451 if the smokebox numberplate is anything to go by. The station remains unidentified, though it has been suggested that it was Brickett Wood that played host to some French signage on this occasion.