GB 1949 1hr 35mins Dir: David Lean Starring: Trevor Howard and Ann Todd
A woman becomes entangled in a love triangle, but cannot give up her love for another man
This highly thought of romantic drama is based on The Passionate Friends: A Novel, published in 1913 by H. G. Wells. There are two suspenseful scenes filmed at a ‘deep-level Underground station’, though this has caused a lot of confusion over the years. The general consensus now is that it was largely filmed at Bank station on the Central Line, masquerading as ‘Park Street’ in the film, but it is thought that a certain element of studio reconstruction took place, particularly at the earlier Underground station whose name begins with ‘Bishop…’, though this too could again be Bank renamed. It is difficult to judge today just how much filming took place at Bank because the station has undergone huge redevelopment and to confuse matters further there is a glimpse of 1938-built tube stock which never ran on Central Line services, but did run on Northern Line services which also serve Bank. The scene onboard the tube train and that filmed at ‘Victoria station’ are definite sets. There is an earlier scene filmed onboard a boat on the River Thames and a tram can just be glimpsed crossing Waterloo Bridge.