Dir: Gerard Glaister
Starring: Maurice Denham and Maria Corvin
When a staged burglary turns into murder, a criminal recently released from prison realises he has been set up
This short crime drama was one of a series of second feature films based on Edgar Wallace novels, released between 1960 and 1965 in British cinemas. It features a train journey at the beginning that includes the usual studio-bound set, though a stock shot of an ex-LMS Class 7P ‘Royal Scot’ 4-6-0 on an express at night opens the film. This went on to become much reused, as after its appearance in this film, the shot was seen in Heavens Above! and From Russia With Love (both 1963), Night Train to Paris (1964), Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965), then The Thirty Nine Steps (1978).