Dir: John Boulting
Starring: Peter Sellers and Irene Handl
A naive but caring prison chaplain is accidentally assigned as vicar to a small and prosperous country town
This hilarious satirical comedy is an absolute blast. It features a scene outside Shepperton station in the pouring rain, and a night shot of a passing express train hauled by an ex-LMS rebuilt ‘Royal Scot’ Class 7P 4-6-0, possibly No.46157 The Royal Artilleryman. This shot appeared first in The Set Up (qv), then went on to appear in five others over a fifteen year period (see picture below). The only other point of note in this film is that Eric Sykes and his family are first seen living in the grounded body of an old clerestory coach!