Dir: Don Chaffey
Starring: Kenneth Connor and Jimmy Edwards
Adventures of an accident-prone aircraftman
This comedy features a railway journey filmed on the Marlow branch, a sequence where Kenneth Connor attempts to fix the train’s faulty steam heat supply but only succeeds in flooding the carriages in warm steam! Marlow station appears in the early shots along with BR suburban coaching stock but no locomotive is visible. The arrival scene then uses Marlow again, but there is a going away shot of a train on the branch plus one stock shot of a GWR express hauled by a ‘Castle’ Class 4-6-0. The journey includes a scene whereby Jimmy Handley gets stuck on a mail bag hook and then gets caught in the lineside net, all a set of course, but the scene later on where he telephones his RAF base after being left behind at an unpronounceable station uses Marlow again! A large station nameboard proudly displays the name ‘Llangollyponrhynffegawddy – ap – Clywrtydd’ and behind the sign is what appears to be the old engine shed at Marlow.