About the film
A station worker takes a young lady to the cinema inside Waterloo station itself to see a film about the workings of the station.
- Release year - 1944
- Director - George Cooper
- Production company - Raylton Productions
- Screenplay - Jill Craige, Max Munden
- Cinematographer - Raymond Elton
- Composer - Horace Sommerville
- Editor - Lister Laurance
- Sound recording - Al Rhind
- Musical director - Muir Matheison
- Music played by - London Symphony Orchestra
- Running time (minutes) - 15 mins 28 secs
How a great London railway station works
'A vast national railway system radiates from London. The film shows the density of railway traffic at a London terminus. 1,704 trains enter and leave this station everyday - long distance expresses, suburban electric services on which a million workers depend for their daily transport to and from central London. An impressive picture of a complex organization [sic].'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-43)
Did you know?
- As the couple enter the cinema they walk past a poster for the 1940 Walt Disney short Tugboat Mickey.
- The freight tunnels depicted under Waterloo station were acquired and re-opened by the Old Vic Theatre in 2010 as a cinema and performance space.
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