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1hr 25mins
Dirs: Terence Fisher and Antony Darnborough
Starring: Noël Coward and Celia Johnson

A married psychiatrist has an affair with another woman

This thoughtful comedy drama is based on Noël Coward’s play of the same name from his cycle of ten plays Tonight at 8:30. The opening scene at London Paddington mixes real footage of the station concourse with that of a studio set, and an ex-GWR ‘Castle’ Class 4-6-0 appears as back-projection. Then, towards the end, there is a similar stage set up of ‘Waterloo’ only this time the loco on the blocks does appear to be a mock-up, based along the lines of an SR 4-6-0.

This grainy image is taken on the old taxi rank between platforms 8 and 9 at London Paddington, one of the few genuine railway shots in the film. (reelstreets)