1hr 30mins
Dir: Henry Kaplan
Starring: Norman Wisdom and Sheila Hancock

During the 1920s, two young men returning to England on a transatlantic liner fall in love with two fellow passengers

Based on the 1921 novel of the same name by P. G. Wodehouse, ‘New York Docks’ at the start of this comedy are in fact Southampton Western Docks. The scene features a semi-distant view one of the Southern Railway USA 0-6-0 tanks, built years after the story was set but an inadvertently accurate loco for a supposed scene set in America. The USA class were a fleet of fourteen ex-United States Army Transportation Corps S100 Class locomotives purchased and adapted by the Southern Railway after the end of the Second World War for working in Southampton Docks.

Spot the USA tank locomotive in this busy scene at Southampton Docks
This cropped image shows the loco more clearly
Norman Wisdom and Richard Briers in one of the rail served sheds at Southampton Docks