GB 1950 1hr 20mins Dir: Michael Anderson Starring: Robert Newton and Kathleen Harrison
A sailor abandons his family in the Liverpool slums only to return years later to cause friction
This drama was filmed on location in Liverpool and was adapted from the 1934 novel of the same name by John Brophy. During the titles, an establishing shot of Liverpool’s docklands is seen with an overhead railway train running between Langton Dock and Alexandra Dock stations. There are also good clear shots of Liverpool Overhead Railway sets arriving at an unknown station, including original set No.44 and refurbished set No.16. In addition to this, there are shots of railway wagons in the docks and a glimpse of a distant steam-hauled freight train on the dockside, but it is far off and a little indistinct amongst the shadows of the surrounding warehouses. Some Liverpool trams are also on view in the later street scenes, mostly at night.