Dir: Mutz Greenbaum
Starring: Anton Walbrook and Margaretta Scott
A group of men who have spent two years in an internment camp are sent by the Vichy Government to build a railway in the Sahara
This World War II action adventure was of course filmed in the UK, and like Undercover 1943 (qv) it too has a surprising amount of location work for a wartime production. Nonetheless it is unclear entirely just how and where the Sahara railway building scenes were filmed, but they do contain a rarity in the form of GWR 1854 Class 0-6-0PT No.906 on what is supposed to be a short construction train. The loco has been vaguely disguised by having its GWR lettering on its tank-sides replaced by ‘ETAT’ (the French word for ‘state’).