Dir: John Boulting
Starring: Peter Sellers and Irene Handl
A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union
This decent comedy was the sequel to the 1956 film Private’s Progress and was based on Alan Hackney’s 1958 novel Private Life. Like the first it too was a big hit commercially and it features a number of stock shots. First is an overview of an industrial site with at least five small saddle tank locos on view (a shot that first appeared in the 1951 film The Man in the White Suit – qv), then there are two shots which originally appeared in colour in This Happy Breed (1944 – qv). These are a shot of near deserted railway lines at Clapham Junction and a shot of wagons at Paddington Goods Depot.