GB 1950 1hr 26mins Dir: Roy Kellino Starring: Patrick Holt and Elizabeth Sellars
After a failed bank robbery, the getaway driver flees to the Devon countryside and the farm of his uncle
This crime drama is based on the 1943 novel You’re Best Alone by Norah Lofts, penned under the pseudonym of Peter Curtis. It features some excellent shots of Staverton station, on the Ashburton branch in South Devon. The station is masquerading in the film as ‘Welford’ and in one scene a train arrives hauled by ex-GWR 1400 Class 0-4-2T No.1470. Prior to these shots there is a scene filmed at London Paddington station plus a stock shot of an express passing Coryton’s Cove, near Teignmouth on the Devon Coast, hauled by an ex-GWR ‘Castle’ Class 4-6-0 with a ‘130’ stencil headcode.