Dir: Tim Whelan
Starring: Jack Buchanan and Elsie Randolph
A detective tracks down a master criminal with the help of his wife
This comedy crime film features a number of nice touches but only one real railway scene. Jack Buchanan’s character in the film is a train buff, and one of the first scenes in the film in which he appears shows him climbing along the front end of LMS Class 6P ‘Royal Scot’ 4-6-0 No.6152 The King’s Dragoon Guardsman, at a location which is sadly not known. The loco, incidentally, was in fact built as No.6100 Royal Scot, but the two swapped identities in 1933 and never reverted back (as the film was released in 1937, so the loco is the original 6100). Later in the story there is a comedy sequence where Jack Buchanan and his manservant operate an OO-gauge model railway, and, at the climax, the criminal is foiled by a gun disguised as a model 0-6-0 tank locomotive!