GB 1957 1hr 35mins Dir: John Boulting Starring: Ian Carmichael and Hugh Griffith
Mishaps of a lecturer at a provincial university
This comedy is an adaptation of the 1954 novel of the same name by Kingsley Amis. Ian Carmichael races to a railway station at the climax of the film, which used two stations as part of the same sequence. The arrival shots used Cowley, the intermediate station on the West Drayton-Uxbridge Vine Street branch where a 6100-series 2-6-2T is seen on a train. The departure shots, however, are at Bushey station on the West Coast main line, though the changeover is remarkably seamless! The film opens with a shot overlooking Watford with a steam-hauled express passing through the landscape, and closes with a shot of a local passenger service moving away from the camera at an as yet unidentified location.