Dir: Robert Parrish
Starring: Joel McCrea and Evelyn Keyes
A retired US Army officer shoots at a man he believes to be a poacher, then goes on the run when he thinks he has killed him
This thriller is based on the 1951 novel A Rough Shoot by Geoffrey Household and features a railway journey to London. This comprises opening shots of a station, posing as ‘Winchester’, complete with Southern Region posters on the walls. This is not thought to be either of the stations that served the city and the exact location has yet to be ascertained. There is then a near night time run past of an unrebuilt Bulleid ‘Pacific’ passing through Berrylands on an express, followed by the arrival into Waterloo station of a train behind another unrebuilt ‘West Country’ Class 4-6-2, No.34011 Tavistock. The carriage interior scenes were probably a set. Near identical daytime shots at Berrylands appear in the film The Oracle (qv) which was released in the same year. In fact the release of the two films came barely a month apart suggesting the very real possibility that the scenes were originally shot at the same time.