GB 1950 1hr 25mins Dir: Basil Dearden Starring: Jack Warner and Dirk Bogarde
A respected police officer is shot in a robbery and a manhunt is launched to catch his killer
This classic Ealing drama was the inspiration for Dixon of Dock Green and it features a lengthy chase at the end, part of which crosses the Central Line tracks outside White City. There is a good close-up shot of 1923 ‘standard stock’ passing, and the rarely seen tracks of the former GWR Ealing & Shepherds Bush Railway are also visible. In addition to this, during a car chase sequence the cars pass down Hythe Road near Willesden Junction, and Mitre Bridge Junction signal box can be glimpsed on the bridge in the background. My thanks extend to reelstreets for the screen captures and the additional information regarding the locations.