GB 1955 1hr 15mins Dir: Henry Cass Starring: John Carroll and Virginia Bruce
A Texas oilman and a British Entomologist find themselves looking after a group of children whose parents have gone missing on an African safari
This far-fetched and rather lightweight comedy does at least feature some railway scenes, which open with a close-up shot of an ex-LMS ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 working a mixed train in the Highlands of Scotland. There is then a departure scene from London Waterloo station, which may use the interior of a real railway carriage, but has an excellent shot of a sadly unidentified and unnamed streamlined Bulleid pacific pulling away with much wheel-slip. The final arrival scene at Winchester (City) station is of another ‘Spamcan’, this time No.35020 Bibby Line. This is a slightly cropped shot of one that first appeared in Double Exposure (1954). Despite this being filmed at Winchester City, the external view of the station forecourt used Walton-on-Thames. We see Walton-on-Thames station again later on in the movie, with SR electric units arriving into the platform.