Dir: Geoffrey Muller
Starring: Russell Napier and Lisa Daniely
Scotland Yard detectives investigate a murder on the London Underground
This short crime film was part of the Scotland Yard series, a series of 39 episodes produced by Anglo-Amalgamated between 1953 and 1961. They are short films, largely half-hour in length, that were originally made to support the main feature in a cinema double-bill. Each film focused on a true crime case, with only the names changed, and featured an introduction by the crime writer Edgar Lustgarten. The Last Train was No.33 in the series. These films should not be confused with the BBC television series of the same name broadcast in 1960 which are unrelated. It is perhaps inevitable that a crime committed on the London Underground should be covered, and The Last Train features opening scenes with police investigating the death of a man shot onboard a tube train. This was filmed at Holborn on the Piccadilly Line with 1938-built stock in the Aldwych branch platform. The station masquerades as ‘Oxley Park’.