1hr 31mins
Dir: Frank Launder
Starring: Harry H. Corbett and Reg Varney

A gang of London Spivs are offered a choice between prison and a tour of duty with the British Army where they put their unique talents to work

This comedy features a studio bound train journey that opens with a night shot of an express passing Carnforth hauled by an unrebuilt ‘Royal Scot’ Class 6P 4-6-0. This by now somewhat tired stock footage came from Brief Encounter (1945) (qv).

The ubiquitous stock shot from Brief Encounter showing an express passing through Carnforth at speed
The set designers produced quite an authentic carriage interior for these scenes