In this “thrilling drama of the spy ring” Inspector Hornleigh and Sergeant Bingham are pitted against a clever gang of Nazi espionage agents. Most of the action takes place on board a speeding train (the film was released in the USA as Mail Train) with our heroes never quite certain who can be trusted and who can’t. Can the good inspector save the day, despite the ‘help’ of his bumbling assistant?
Festival favourites Gordon Harker and Alastair Sim star in this third and final adaptation of the Inspector Hornleigh stories, while Phyllis Calvert contributes to the intrigue as one Mrs. Wilkinson, who is, perhaps, not all she appears to be… Great fun!
UK : 77mins : 1941 : BW : Certificate ‘U’
Directed by Walter Forde