Dir: Arthur Crabtree
Starring: Sandra Dorne and Brian Worth
An independent-minded young woman insists on her right to enjoy a sexual flirtation regardless of the disapproval of family or society
This was the final remake of the classic drama and it appeared twenty-one years after the last. Although it was a valid and accurate portrayal of the period, it bore little resemblance to the original stories. It was not well received as social attitudes had changed since the Second World War and it was seen as somewhat anachronistic. Ultimately, it was the use of the title Hindle Wakes that probably let it down; the film was released as Holiday Week in the US. Despite all this, the film does feature some excellent railway scenes, and these start with some good shots at Preston station. An Ivatt 2MT Class 2-6-0 is visible on one train whilst in another, a passenger service leaves the former platform 8 behind ex-LMS Stanier Class 4P 2 Cylinder 2-6-4T No.42481, followed by a shot of carmine & cream coaching stock passing on an express. There are a couple of stock shots showing crowds disembarking from trains at Blackpool Central station, but for a film centreing on the Lancashire resort there are very few shots of the trams. However, there is excellent, but brief footage of an altogether different tram. The lead characters make a journey to Llandudno, and there is a good shot of them climbing the Great Orme in 3’ 6” gauge Great Orme Tramway tram car No.4.