Dir: Clive Brook
Starring: Clive Brook and Beatrice Lillie
Two wealthy Victorian widows are courted tentatively by two impoverished British aristocrats
Based on a play of the same name by Frederick Lonsdale, the station scene in this witty comedy appears to be a studio set, but it is a very convincing one. The montage sequence that follows shows a train journey formed of a shot of rolling countryside, another of passing track, and a final driver’s eye view of what is believed to be the approach to Luton station. Quite why this obscure shot was used to depict a train journey is anyone’s guess. The film was a remake of one from 1930 which is not believed to have featured any trains.