ITA / FRA
Dir: Tinto Brass
Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant and Ewa Aulin
After meeting a girl in a nightclub, a man becomes embroiled in murder and blackmail
This Italian-French thriller whose Italian name translates as ‘With Heart in Throat’ was filmed in London and has some excellent, but rather brief shots, of trains at Clapham Junction. Southern Region express stock is visible, along with BR Standard Class 3 2-6-2 and Class 4 2-6-4 tank locos on pilot duties. There is a rather rare image of a Class 08/09 diesel shunter in BR blue, which would be one of the very first in this corporate scheme, and an extreme close-up shot of what appears to be a pair of Class 20’s running light, though only the solebars are seen?! These shots are complimented by a later suspense scene filmed in black and white at Holborn (Kingsway) Underground station on the Central Line with 1962-stock present. The journey onboard the tube train ends at Holborn again before a chase across the footbridge at Clapham Junction ensues!! The film is loosely based on the novel Il sepolcro di carta (The Paper Tomb) by Sergio Donati.