Dir: Albert Barr-Smith
Starring: John Turnbull and Beatrice Campbell
Police track down the murderer of a cinema usherette
This semi-documentary style featurette is shot around a newspaper printing press, and largely tells the story in the eyes of the reporters, and how they get the story of the murders out to the public as front page news. It is interesting in that it was made with the co-operation of the News of the World, but it shows little of any worth. Near the beginning it features a journey to Victoria station, which includes some brief stock shots of unrebuilt parallel-boilered ‘Royal Scot’s’ on LMS expresses in the 1930s! This, however, is followed by a shot of a streamlined ‘Merchant Navy’ Class 4-6-2 bringing a train into Victoria, which is then followed by shots of the concourse. A little later there is a journey by train to Eastbourne at night. The shots of the train in this sequence are over-exposed, but it is clear from the shape of the locomotive and the large central headlight that this is footage of a classic ‘Western-style’ American train!!