Dir: Lewis Gilbert
Starring: Patricia Kirkwood and Jack Watling
A lowly bank clerk marries a good time girl, but she can’t sever ties with her old crooked boyfriend
This drama is based on the 1949 novel Irene by Ronald Marsh and is fairly average by the standards of the day…..but it features a wonderful cameo by Olive Sloane. The end of the film culminates in a studio-bound train journey that opens with a shot of a passing express hauled by an ex-LMS Class 5MT ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0. Most of the first half of the film is set in Southend, and in the background of one scene close to the beginning the Southend Pier train is visible.