Dir: Ken Annakin
Starring: Glynis Johns and Griffith Jones
A doctor on holiday in Cornwall falls in love with a mermaid
This rather charming light comedy was adapted from a play of the same name by Peter Blackmore. It features a very rare shot of a GWR 5400-series 0-6-0PT with auto-coach calling at Golant Halt on the now freight only Lostwithiel-Fowey branch in Cornwall. There is another shot of a similar train, probably also filmed on the Fowey branch, and a shot of an unidentified GWR 4-6-0 crossing Moorswater Viaduct on an express. There are also some scenes filmed at London Paddington station though no trains are visible. The film was followed six-years later by Mad About Men (qv) and although Glynis Johns and Margaret Rutherford reprised their roles for this sequel it was not a success.