1hr 34mins
Dir: Roy Baker
Starring: Donald Sinden and Muriel Pavlow

Ex-commando criminals search London for hidden loot

This crime film is based on the 1952 novel The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham and features very atmospheric opening scenes filmed at London Fenchurch Street station, with BR Standard Class 4MT 2-6-4T No.80136 on the stop blocks. The loco was brand new at the time of filming and is now preserved. Thanks to reelstreets for the stills.

Donald Sinden stands in the entrance hall of Fenchurch Street station, a station that has rarely been captured on film
Gerald Harper is seen here on the station’s upper concourse. The film is largely set in a noirish smog-shrouded London and this is clearly evidenced in these shots.
The ticket barriers at the platform ends with BR Standard Class 4MT 2-6-4T No.80136 visible beyond
Fenchurch Street station. You can’t get more atmospheric than this.