DOUBLE CONFESSION

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GB
1950
1hr 20mins
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’.

The opening scene of Brickett Wood station at night
A fine study of ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 No.45097 waiting impatiently at the head of its train
Passengers board at Brickett Wood station