Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Ann Todd and Gregory Peck
A barrister falls in love with his client who is accused of murder
This American film noir courtroom drama is an adaptation of the 1933 novel of the same name by Robert Smythe Hichens. It features two very good railway shots, the first of which is particularly rare. It shows LMS Class 2F ‘Cauliflower’ 0-6-0 No.28580 arriving at Braithwaite station in the Lake District. The second shot is of an express arriving at London Euston station behind an LMS Class 5MT ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0. There is also a very distant shot of a train passing through the countryside, only really recognisable by the white smoke rising above the treetops.