Dir: Cyril Frankel
Starring: Alfred Lynch and Sean Connery
Two spivs make the most of their call up
This comedy was adapted from the R.F. Delderfield novel Stop at a Winner that was published the same year and it includes a scene filmed outside Shepperton station with a 4 SUB EMU visible in the platform. A train journey uses a stock shot from the 1945 movie Brief Encounter (again!), which shows an LMS ‘Royal Scot’ 4-6-0 passing through Carnforth on an express, and a very dark shot of passing coaching stock. Finally, there is a busy scene filmed in Watney Street, London E1, and the building of the old Shadwell Underground station is visible in the background.