Dir: Cy Endfield
Starring: Ian Carmichael and Janet Munro
A reserved British astronomer is drawn out of his quiet life and into an affair of international espionage
There are some good shots at Watford Junction in this thriller, taken on the now disused former platform 12. There is plenty of maroon coaching stock present, but no locomotives. However, the train journey which follows is depicted with the stock shot of un-rebuilt LMS ‘Royal Scot’ Class 6P 4-6-0 No.46100 Royal Scot complete with ‘THE ROYAL SCOT’ headboard on Bushey troughs. This shot also features in the following productions; Cage of Gold (1950), Escapade (1955), Left, Right and Centre (1959), and Beat Girl (1960) (all qv). Its origin is not known, but by 1964 it was a bit long in the tooth.