1hr 35mins
Dir: Gordon Hessler
Starring: Alfred Marks and Vincent Price

A serial killer is on the loose in London and the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist

This conspiracy thriller is acknowledged as one of the best science-fiction films made in Britain. Based on the 1967 novel The Disorientated Man by Peter Saxon, a house pseudonym used by various authors in the 1960s and 1970s, it features three peripheral railway scenes. First, there is a shot looking down onto the Mole Valley from Box Hill with a railway viaduct visible in the valley below. A near identical shot appeared in Nothing Venture (1948, qv). There is then a chase sequence on foot that includes Barnes station as part of its route, though no trains are seen, and a later car chase which crosses Betchworth level crossing, on the North Downs line in Surrey.

This view from Box Hill shows Dorking and the Mole Valley, Surrey. In the far centre is the River Mole viaduct. This view, with less trees and housing and in black and white, appeared in the 1948 movie Nothing Venture.
This is the footbridge at Barnes station with the track and platforms just visible on the right
This is Betchworth level crossing in Surrey, still with manually operated gates