Dirs: Seymour Friedman and Peter Graham Scott
Starring: George Raft and Sally Gray
Scotland Yard join forces with an FBI agent to track down a gang smuggling scientists out of the country
This crime thriller was released in the US as I’ll Get You, its commonly excepted UK title even though it was released in the UK first as Escape Route. It also ran for a while with the working title The Black Pawn. It has a number of brief railway shots during a montage sequence of police making enquiries. In one shot, a police car pulls up outside terraced housing and a train is crossing the railway bridge behind. This was filmed in Hardinge Street E1, with the bridge carrying the railway line running between Shadwell and Limehouse on the route out of Fenchurch Street. This is followed by a brief glimpse of officers keeping watch outside a mainline railway station, in this case London Victoria. The montage sequence with these railway shots later reappeared in Burnt Evidence (1954), but the Hardinge Street shot is truncated so only the train of former LMS (MR) suburban carriages is seen and not the locomotive, which is an ex-LMS Stanier Class 4MT 3-cylinder 2-6-4T. In addition to these shots, the climatic chase sequence ends at London Bridge and in the background to one shot, a steam train can be seen reversing along Cannon Street Railway Bridge, the next bridge west along the Thames.