FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH

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GB
1933
1hr 29mins
Dir: Victor Saville
Starring: Jessie Matthews and Max Miller

A film depicting the lives of several passengers in the hours before they are involved in a bus crash

This decent drama has a couple of characters arriving at London King’s Cross station on an express hauled by LNER A3 Class 4-6-2 No.2585 Sir Hugo. Although this is real enough the scene filmed on the London Underground was a studio set. As can be seen from the poster, the film’s title was often shortened to ‘Friday the 13th’.

There may only be one railway shot in this film but its a good un. LNER A3 No.2585 Sir Hugo arrives at King’s Cross in what is a particular fine study of a contemporary express train of the era.