Dir: Gordon Hales
Starring: Anthony Newlands and Vanda Godsell
An attractive young housewife sues a local gossip for slander
This short crime film was part of the series known as The Scales of Justice, a run of 13 British cinema featurettes produced by Anglo-Amalgamated between 1962 and 1967. They are short films, largely half-hour in length, that were similar in style to the Scotland Yard series. Each film was based on an actual criminal case, with only the names changed, and featured an introduction by the crime writer Edgar Lustgarten. The Undesirable Neighbour was No.5 in the series and features a brief scene at an unidentified Southern Region station with a formation of 2 HAL’s arriving on a ‘Victoria’ train. The units are numbers 2665, 2622 and 2604. Whether this really was a Victoria train is not known, but this is followed by a brief shot of the entrance to Victoria station itself.