1hr 24mins
Dir: Philip Brandon
Starring: Vera Lynn and Frederick Leister

A young dancer trying to make it in London during World War II discovers that people like her singing voice

This rarely seen musical centres around the ‘Forces’ Sweetheart’ and is a slice of nostalgia that seems difficult to observe today. It features one stock shot taken from a signal box of a passing LMS express hauled by a ‘Royal Scot’ Class 6P 4-6-0, a shot that appeared initially in Night Mail (1936).

An LMS express storms passed a signal box, hauled by a ‘Royal Scot’. This image was taken from Night Mail (1936), but has been reversed in this instance.