Dir: John Harlow
Starring: David Farrar and Anne Crawford
A crime reporter begins to investigate the disappearance of his bosses wife who had witnessed a murder
This likable but fairly routine forties B-movie is based on the 1933 novel Reporter! by Ken Attiwill and it features shots of some rare locomotives. In a scene filmed close to Chiswick Bridge, a Q1 Class 0-6-0 crosses with what looks to be an engineers train, whilst at the end, it features a really good close up stock shot of SR H15 Class 4-6-0 No.476 departing London Waterloo. This is particularly fine, as only 26 H16’s were built. This forms the prelude for a train journey to “Guildford” with several intercut shots, one of which looks like a shot from Night Mail (1936) of a train approaching Wigan, whilst another has an interesting view of the footplate. Finally, there is a shot of a passing night express which later appeared in Wide Boy (1952). In addition to all these views, EMU’s feature in the background to several street scenes.