1hr 33mins
Dir: Alexander Mackendrick
Starring: Jack Hawkins and Phyllis Calvert

A deaf and mute girl is sent to a special school by her struggling parents

This famous post-war Ealing drama is based on the 1946 novel The Day Is Ours by Hilda Lewis and includes a short scene filmed at London Euston pre-rebuild, with an ex-LMS ‘Royal Scot’ Class 4-6-0 arriving on a train. There is also a stock shot from Brief Encounter (qv) of a streamlined ‘Coronation’ Class 4-6-2 on an express at Carnforth.

London Euston station with a ‘Royal Scot’ 4-6-0 just drawing to a stand
‘Harry, we need a shot of a train to depict this here journey’. ‘Well use one from Brief Encounter then’. And here it is. The shot that just keeps cropping up.