Dir: Seth Holt
Starring: George Nader and Maggie Smith
An escaped prisoner attempts to recover his loot but is shunned by the criminal community and hunted by the police
This very respectable crime drama was based on the 1956 story Nowhere to Go: A Novel by Donald MacKenzie. It has some excellent opening railway scenes that consist of atmospheric night shots filmed on the disused platforms of Kew Bridge station. The platforms are on the curve between New Kew Junction and Kew East Junction and were closed in 1940, though the station remains open with platforms on the Hounslow Loop. The derelict platforms seen in this film are still extant today, and plans for their reopening are progressing. These opening scenes end with a lengthy mixed freight passing through the station in the hands of BR Ivatt Class 4MT 2-6-0 No.43019 running tender first. In what is a brilliant piece of photography, the entire train plods slowly past as the opening titles role, the scene only ending after the brake van has exited the shot. Later, there is a departure scene filmed at London Marylebone station with what looks to be an ex-LNER B16 Class 4-6-0 lurking amongst the shadows and the coaching stock.