Dir: Michael Barry
Starring: Sally Ann Howes and Gordon Jackson
An attractive young girl has the power to stop all kinds of machinery
This charming little comedy includes an amusing sequence where Sally Ann Howes travels to London by train and inadvertently brings the loco to a halt. The sequence features a couple of stock shots from the 1945 film Brief Encounter (qv) – showing express trains at Carnforth – and a couple of other indistinct night shots of passing expresses. After the train has come to a stand a tree falls on the line in front of it but the shots of the train in this sequence seem to use a studio set. At the end of the film there is another train journey which again features an unexpected stop, but this time due to a signal, and nothing more. This scene uses the excellent stock shot of LMS ‘Jubilee’ Class 5XP No.5553 Canada from the 1938 film I See Ice (qv). Note, the screen shots below are from a rare colourized version of the film, which was of course originally released in black and white.