Dir: Robert Vas
Starring: Tibor Molnár and Leonard Ryland
A Hungarian refugee attempts to navigate 1950s London with no English, little money and only an address on a postcard for guidance
This short drama shows well just how inhospitable and uncompromising 1950s London could be to an outsider. It also opens with some excellent railway scenes, even if they are a bit mashed up. These start with a shot of a streamlined Bullied Pacific, probably a ‘Battle of Britain’ Class loco working an express on a three track, 3rd rail electrified, main line. This is followed by a number of badly edited shots of passing trains, including at least two 4 SUB EMU’s and a Pullman train with an old GWR ‘Siphon G’ on the rear! There are then scenes filmed at London Waterloo station, with 3 and 4 SUB EMU’s identifiable, along with a close up shot of 4 RES EMU No.3071 (identified through vehicle No.11173). A tank loco is also visible at the bufferstops, probably an M7 Class 0-4-4T. Finally, there are shots of the station entrance and the viaduct opposite that carries the lines from Waterloo East to Charing Cross, and an EMU is crossing the bridge. The escalators of an unknown London Underground station also feature.