Dir: Rodney Ackland
Starring: Sally Ann Howes and Stewart Granger
A young girl becomes a film star but her success threatens her family life
This comedy drama features some scenes on the London Underground though this is all a studio set, including the carriage interior shots. However, there is one darkened image of a train of 1938-built tube stock arriving into Golders Green station on the Northern Line. At the end of the film there is a railway journey that sets off from London King’s Cross and again this whole sequence is studio bound, but there are two shots of real trains thrown in. The departure is depicted with a close up shot of the front end of LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 No.4472 Flying Scotsman, whilst a low-level run-by of another A1 on an express is used to depict the journey itself. Both are stock footage taken from The Flying Scotsman (1929) whilst the latter, which shows No.2569 Gladiateur crossing a viaduct, had also appeared in Bulldog Drummond At Bay (1937). There is also one additional point of interest. As the journey gets under way Sally Ann Howes looks out of the window and we get a glimpse of a station passing by as part of the ‘back-projection’. Although the footage is rather dark and grainy it is clear enough.