GB / US
Dir: Joseph Mankiewicz
Starring: Rex Harrison and Peggy Cummins
A prisoner escapes from Dartmoor and claims his innocence by suggesting his conviction was unjust
This thriller features a scene where Rex Harrison’s car is held up at a level crossing by a mixed goods with a hot axle box. A 4500-series 2-6-2T is the motive power and the location is Nappers Crossing on the Totnes-Ashburton branch (now of course the South Devon Railway). The film was a remake of the 1930 film of the same title (qv), itself based on a 1926 John Galsworthy play of the same name.