Dir: Herbert Ross
Starring: Peter O’Toole and Petula Clark
The life of a schoolmaster at a boy’s school
This US musical is based on James Hilton’s 1934 novella of the same name, which was first adapted for the screen in 1939. It features a scene shot at Sherborne station in Dorset, given a 1920s makeover as ‘Brookfield’, with some old Southern Railway coaches visible, but no locomotive. This was not the first time that Sherborne station had appeared in a film that featured the Dorset town’s famous boy’s school. See also The Guinea Pig (1949).