Dir: Ken Annakin
Starring: Derek Farr and Joan Hopkins
Visiting his unfaithful wife and finding her dead, a man makes her lover suffer before the truth is revealed
The opening and closing scenes of this crime film feature some good atmospheric night-time shots that were filmed at Brickett Wood station, on the Watford Junction-St Albans Abbey branch. A train is in the platform hauled by ex-LMS Class 5MT ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 No.45097 with a ‘W789’ headcode on the smokebox door. The station has proved popular in film and in this instance masqueraded as ‘Seagate’. The film is based on the 1949 book All On A Summer’s Day by H L V Fletcher, written under the pen name ‘John Garden’.