Dir: John Baxter
Starring: Alastair Sim and Fred Emney
The community of a small town unite, in opposition to their local government authority, to keep their music hall open
A railway journey features prominently at the start of this comedy, but all the interior scenes are filmed on a studio set. There is, however, one real station scene with an LMS Class 4P Compound 4-4-0 arriving into Elstree & Borehamwood on a train. Then, towards the end of film there is a montage sequence that features footage of an express train blended in with other images and therefore not identifiable. This montage includes glimpses of wheels in motion and locomotive crews on a footplate. The film was based on J. B. Priestley’s 1939 novel of the same name.