Dir: Milton Rosmer
Starring: Matheson Lang and Constance Cummings
A millionaire faces ruin and tries to drown his secretary’s lover on a cross-Channel ferry from Dover
The first five minutes of this crime film feature some excellent period railway scenes. First there is a shot of a boat train passing Folkestone Warren behind ‘Lord Nelson’ LN Class 4-6-0 No.854 Howard of Effingham and there are two scenes filmed in a studio-bound coach interior with back projection that features a run along the sea front. The second of these scenes shows Dover sheds through the windows, and a P Class 0-6-0T, a Maunsell 2-6-0, and an ex-SECR FI Class 4-4-0 are among the locomotives visible. There are a couple of truly excellent shots from the tender of a loco running into Dover Marine station and, on the waterfront, what appears to be an ex-SECR O1 Class 0-6-0. The loco is standing at the head of two Southern Railway CCT parcels vans but is partially obscured by a crane. Finally, we get a glimpse of two other tender locos stabled in the background of one scene, but their exact identity is not known.