Dir: Maurice Elvey
Starring: Brian Rix and Brenda de Banzie
A newly married couple have to live with the wifes parents and extended family in a small overcrowded house
This entertaining domestic comedy drama was based on the play Relations Are Best Apart by Edwin Lewis, but should not be confused with the other British comedy film of the same name that was released in 1962 – qv. This warm hearted film features some rather interesting railway scenes which open with the by now familiar panoramic view of a foundry, where at least five small industrial saddle tank locos are visible. This shot first appeared in The Man in the White Suit (1951), and later in I’m All Right Jack (1959), but in this film it appears twice! There then follows a shot of an 0-6-0ST shunting wagons in the yard at Tidal Basin, though it is somewhat obscured by the credits, as is the passenger train that is passing out of shot in the next. The credits finish with a view of an industrial site, and another saddle tank is just visible in the bottom of the picture. The family house in the film is located on Bradfield Road, Silvertown, and in one view a mixed freight can be seen running along North Woolwich Road on the Silvertown Tramway hauled by a former LNER J68 0-6-0T. Another freight train is then later seen moving slowly along the road as Elsie Albin arrives at the front gate.