GB 1946 1hr 33mins Dir: Norman Walker Starring: Mervyn Johns and Olive Sloane
A factory owner’s family experiences financial gain and ruin after following the advice of a crooked financier
This drama wallows somewhat in its own self-pity, but it features Olive Sloane and some railway scenes. The former offers her profound beauty to proceedings whilst the latter are somewhat unclear. There is a good opening shot of the frontage to Nottingham Victoria station and though the platform departure scenes largely use a set, there are some additional shots filmed within the confines of the station. The locomotive that arrives is largely in shadow, but it appears to be an LNER B2 Class 4-6-0. In addition to this, there is a shot of an LNER service calling at Leicester Central station on the GCR main line, and a passing night shot of a passenger service in the hands of a small tender loco, possibly an Ivatt 4-4-2. It should also be mentioned that the scene onboard the train uses another studio set, and what appears to be a solitary steam locomotive tender passes by as part of the back-projection! The film was based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Dorothy Whipple. Did I tell you that it stars Olive Sloane?