Dir: Robert Hamer
Starring: John Mills and Elizabeth Sellars
After a long jail term for a crime he did not commit, a man is torn between revenge or making a new life for himself
Based on the 1951 novel of the same name by Howard Clewes, this bleak film noir features some early scenes at London Waterloo station. Trains are visible in these establishing shots but the only locomotive is an unrebuilt Bulleid ‘Pacific’ ‘on the blocks’. There are some later scenes on the concourse of the station, as well as a scene on the platform of the Waterloo & City Line with Elizabeth Sellars attempting to throw herself under an arriving Class 487 unit. There is also a brief scene with John Mills at Holborn on the London Underground with a train of 1923-built ‘Standard’ stock arriving. The film sees John Mills living on a disused barge in the Medway Estuary around Stangate Creek and Iwade and in a couple of scenes an old grounded compartment coach is in use as a residence.