Dir: Leslie Howard
Starring: Leslie Howard and Mary Morris
A Cambridge archaeologist goes into occupied Europe to rescue victims of Nazi persecution
Based on the “Pimpernel” Smith novel by A. G. Macdonnell, this popular war thriller has the ubiquitous journey by train across Europe formed of the usual studio sets with random stock footage slotted in. The only recognisable British railway element is a darkened shot of a GWR express passing through Saltford station, though it is edited in such a way that the locomotive is not visible.