POISON PEN

GB
1939
1hr 19mins
Dir: Paul Stein
Starring: Flora Robson and Ann Todd

A sedate British village is shocked when its residents begin receiving hate-filled diatribes

This gripping little drama was based on the 1937 play by Richard Llewellyn and features a good shot of LMS Class 3P Fowler 2-6-2T No.10 arriving at Brickett Wood station with a one-coach local passenger train. This quiet station is located on the Watford Junction-St Albans Abbey branch and has made an appearance in a number of other movies that include Impact (1963), Night of the Demon (1957) and She’ll Have to Go (1962), all qv. Meanwhile, locomotive No.10 went on to become No.40010 under BR ownership and would appear again on screen in the 1960 drama The Angry Silence (qv).

This excellent shot shows LMS Class 3P Fowler 2-6-2T No.10 arriving at Brickett Wood station
Flora Robson and Ann Todd on the platform at Brickett Wood with the signal box standing behind
Geoffrey Toone and Ann Todd together with some rather fancy stonework forming part of the station rockery!