A light and somewhat satirical look at some of the problems and pleasures of continental holiday travel, this was to be one of British Transport's most expensive and extravagant productions. The film crew requisitioned a brand new locomotive, rake of coaches and two platforms at Liverpool Street station to stage the night departure. Filming in at least five countries, the unit spared no expense for this Technicolor masterpiece, which remained in the film library catalogue to hire for many years after production. Elizabeth Lutyens composed the music especially and Hubert Gregg played the part of the passenger.
Steven R Foxon