GB 1956 1hr 06mins Dir: Henry Cass Starring: Dermot Walsh and Jane Barrett
A caravan holiday turns into a nightmare for a family when an escaped killer accompanies them
This well-made cat-and-mouse thriller contains a number of railway scenes, though the first has a rather glaring continuity error. Dermot Walsh heads for ‘London’ onboard an express hauled by a BR Standard 7MT ‘Britannia’ Class 4-6-2 filmed somewhere on the Western Region, yet he gets off a formation of 2 BIL EMU’s at Walton-on-Thames station! In another scene, the holidaying family are stopped at a level crossing on their way to Dover and although this is believed to have been filmed in Kent, the exact location of the level crossing is not known. The scene produces a nice view of an SR U Class 2-6-0 (possibly No.31809) piloting ex-SECR D Class 4-4-0 No.31574 in its last year of operation at the head of a holiday express. The final shoot-out scene is filmed in a small goods yard in Dover Docks and railway wagons are visible, most notably some 4-wheel ESSO oil tanks.