GB 1947 1hr 38mins Dir: Basil Dearden Starring: David Farrar and Mai Zetterling
An RAF officer marries a German girl, but she encounters hostility when they return home
There are quite a number of trains in this war drama which include a very good shot of a local, hauled by M7 Class 0-4-4T No.378 in Southern wartime black livery. The train is leaving ‘Denfield’ station, which in reality is Shalford on the Guildford-Redhill ‘North Downs’ line. There are in addition four stock shots of expresses hauled by, in sequence, an ex-LNWR ‘Claughton’ Class 4-6-0, an ex-LMS 4-6-0 in an over-the camera shot, an unrebuilt ‘Royal Scot’ Class 6P 4-6-0, and a particularly good shot of a Class 5MT ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 leaving a tunnel. The early escape scenes set in Germany feature much detailed model work, though there is a real locomotive in the form of War Department Austerity 2-8-0 No.77180. It is not known where this shot was filmed.