Dirs: Lupino Lane and Pat Morton
Starring: Stanley Lupino and Dorothy Boyd
A mix-up with suitcases lands a wealthy racing driver into an embarrassing situation with his fiancée at a party
This musical comedy is poor by Lupino’s standards (he produced some good work at the time) but it does feature some railway scenes at the end. There is a distant shot of an approaching steam locomotive (possibly an ex-LNWR 0-6-0), a shot of a car smashing through level crossing gates, a closeup ground-level view of a train rounding a bend hauled by LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 No.2563 William Whitelaw, and a shot of a local train passing across the wreckage of the crossing gates hauled by ex-Midland Railway Class 483 No.559 (in LMS colours). These Johnson-designed locos formed the basis for the later LMS Class 2P 4-4-0 to which they were very similar and to which they were also classified. The shot of the A1 is probable stock footage but it has been suggested that the remaining scenes were filmed on the Harpenden-Hemel Hempstead cross-country line around the Redbourn area.