GB 1944 1hr 55mins Dir: David Lean Starring: Robert Newton and Celia Johnson
Life between the wars with a London suburban family
This Technicolor drama has become a minor classic and is based on the 1939 play of the same title by Noël Coward. Some railway shots appear in the film to reflect the General Strike of 1926, and these include a shot of Paddington Goods depot with various wagons on view, a shot of the lines in the Clapham Junction area, a shot of Denham Station signal box, and a glimpse of a locomotive shrouded in steam which, although not entirely identifiable, appears to be of GWR origin. They do not amount to much overall but they are in colour, and this means we also get to see Celia Johnson and her eyes in the same light too! Later, there are some scenes filmed on Clapham Common and a London tram can be seen scuttling along in the background.