GB 1965 2hrs 08mins Dir: John Schlesinger Starring: Julie Christie and Dirk Bogarde
An ambitious young woman balances relationships with various men of a jet-set lifestyle
This decent drama features quite a lot in the way of railway footage, which begins with a lovely aerial view of Brentford station complete with EMU in the platform. This is followed by a shot of a District Line train crossing Kew Bridge, and a brief scene filmed at London Paddington station with some Mk.1 coaches in the background. This is then followed by a ‘going-away’ shot of a Class 52 ‘Western’ diesel-hydraulic on an express at West Ealing. A large amount of footage of trains passing West Ealing was filmed for this movie and then never used. These shots include a Blue Pullman DMU and can be found on Video 125’s DVD Diesels & Electrics on 35mm Vol 1 & 2. All these scenes are interspersed with shots of Christie and Bogarde onboard a train, almost certainly on the Western Region. Finally, there is a later scene with Christie and Bogarde having an argument at an as yet unidentified station on the Central Line.