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OLD BILL AND SON - British Railway Movie Database


1hr 36mins
Dir: Ian Dalrymple
Starring: John Mills and Morland Graham

A veteran of the First World War follows his son into the Second

This wartime comedy is centred on the World War one cartoon character Old Bill, created by Bruce Bairnsfather. It features an opening scene of Westminster Bridge and a couple of F1-type trams are visible. There is also a closing scene that features Army personnel escorting an enemy prisoner along a railway line.

It is August 1939, and as the last hours of peace tick away, a pair of trams cross Westminster Bridge
Old Bill, his young son, and others, escort an enemy prisoner along a rather unkempt single-track railway line. This probably is not a set, but it is going to prove difficult to identify otherwise.