Dir: Basil Dean
Starring: Gracie Fields and Owen Nares
An ordinary mill girl becomes a stage star
This Gracie Fields musical comedy is a semi-autobiographical film about a mill worker plucked from obscurity and thrust towards fame and fortune by an ailing composer who needs a singer to perform his work. The film includes a number of good railway shots – an express in the Lune Gorge hauled by a ‘Royal Scot’ Class 6P 4-6-0, an express hauled by an ex-LNWR ‘Claughton’ 4-6-0, and Stanier Class 4P 2-Cylinder 2-6-4T No.2616 arriving at an unknown station with a local passenger train.