Dir: Charles Frend
Starring: Googie Withers and John McCallum
In Edwardian Britain, a young woman has three suitors who seek her hand in marriage
This historical drama is based on the 1921 novel Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith. Ealing Studios shot much of the film on location on Romney Marsh in Kent, and there are a couple of shots of the New Romney branch line from Appledore. Interestingly, a locomotive was borrowed from the Kent & East Sussex Light Railway for filming. This was ex-LBSCR Class A1X ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0T No.3, suitably lettered SE&CR for the film. Some coaches were also requested from the Kent & East Sussex but for one reason or another these failed to materialise, and a couple of ex-SECR coaches owned by the Southern Railway were used instead. These too were suitably adorned with old South Eastern & Chatham lettering. There are two shots of the train in the film, one of it en route along the branch and one of it arriving at Lydd Town station, which masquerades as the interestingly named ‘Brodnyx’.