Dir: Brian Desmond Hurst
Starring: John Davis Lodge and Antoinette Cellier
A crooked businessman tries every possible trick to be re-elected as an MP
This drama is based on the play of the same name by W. Somerset Maugham and opens with a shot looking up Ludgate Hill in London, with a Southern Railway suburban EMU crossing the railway bridge heading for Holborn Viaduct. This bridge, which obscured the view up Ludgate Hill to St Pauls Cathedral, was removed in 1990 but has appeared in many films over the years. Despite this it is rare to actually see a shot of a train crossing it. At the end of the film there is a scene that takes place at London King’s Cross station and an LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 is visible at the bufferstops. Meanwhile, there are additional scenes filmed from a hotel room overlooking Paddington station with Bishop’s Bridge visible in the distance.