Dir: Ronald Neame
Starring: Alec Guinness and Kay Walsh
A broke but dedicated painter searches for the perfect realization of his artistic vision
This Technicolor comedy, with stellar performances from both Guinness and Walsh, was based on the 1944 play of the same name by Joyce Cary. The opening scenes are filmed in the East Acton area, on Du Cane Road outside HMP Wormwood Scrubs and in Wulfstan Road. In a number of shots Central Line trains formed of 1923 Standard stock are visible passing on the embankment behind but they are largely obscured.