Dir: Anthony Asquith
Starring: Robert Donat and Margaret Leighton
A youngster is expelled from a naval academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise a political furore by demanding a trial to clear his name
This adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s play of the same name is a well-respected drama and it features an excellent opening shot of ex-LNER F6 Class 2-4-2T No.7228 arriving at an unknown suburban station. A short while later there is a departure scene at London Liverpool Street which used a studio-bound set interspersed with real shots of the station. Here, several locomotives can be seen, though all a somewhat obscured and as a result they can not be identified.