Dir: John Guillermin
Starring: Peter Sellers and Margaret Leighton
A retired military general loses his mistress to his own son
This wonderful comedy is kept alive throughout by the stellar performances of Peter Sellers, Margaret Leighton and the French actress Dany Robin. It was based on a play of the same name by Jean Anouilh, though with its setting moved from France to Sussex. It has a few scenes filmed on the then newly formed Bluebell Railway with ex-SECR P Class 0-6-0 tanks, No’s 31323 and 27 Primrose, hauling trains formed of the Chesham rake. The scenes take place first at an occupation crossing just south of Hortsed Keynes, and then later at Sheffield Park station.