Dir: Michael Winner
Starring: Oliver Reed and Barbara Ferris
In a seaside village, a group of local young men mingle among the seasonal tourists in search of sexual conquests
This drama features some excellent railway scenes during the opening credits, depicting a railway journey in the West Country. Although this is ‘all at sea’ for continuity, it is very interesting none the less and includes a couple of real rarities. First, some young men join the train at Churston station on the Kingswear branch, which arrives as a Class 118/119 DMU combination and then departs as a Class 120 DMU, the latter being particularly rare for a feature film. As the train continues there are some very good shots of green-liveried ‘Warship’ diesel-hydraulics passing the beach at Dawlish. Finally, the journey ends at Brixham station, terminus of the short branch from Churston, and there is an exceedingly rare view of a disc-headcode fitted Class 22 diesel-hydraulic arriving with a train. These scenes were filmed during 1964 and Brixham station had already closed, having been removed from the national network in May 1963. The station was specially spruced up for filming and was renamed ‘Roxham’. Churston station, incidentally, survived until 1972 when it was purchased from British Rail and it now forms part of the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. The railway sequence in this film also includes shots onboard Mk1 coaching stock.