GB / GER
Dir: Don Sharp
Starring: Christopher Lee and Nigel Green
A London crime spree is linked to the world mastermind criminal Fu Manchu
This crime thriller was the first in a series of five films that saw Christopher Lee as the fictional Asian villain Fu Manchu, and it features a good railway scene. During a car chase through the streets of Dublin, which is supposedly set in London, there is a good shot of the cars passing a 5’ 3” gauge Hudswell Clarke 0-4-0ST hauling a rake of wagons. The location is the tramway that ran along St. John’s Road and linked the Guinness Brewery with Kingsbridge Goods Yard near Heuston station. The industrial locomotive was one of a pair of broad-gauge locos that belonged to the brewery.