As a young lad I went to the cinema every week and always enjoyed a good 'B' film as well as the main one. I never saw this when it was first released and was unsure as to whether or not I would enjoy it. I did.
Remember, this is a buget 'B' film and should be seen as such. The acting is woody, camera work jerky and the film quality leaves a lot to be desired, however, the storyline and the suspense make this a great addition to any 50s/60's 'B' film collection. I understand why others have not rated this film very highly, maybe it's because they are comparing it to bigger budget films or even modern day productions, but to me this deserves maximum stars simply for the way it all comes together. A very good British film of the time.
The story is simple enough, father comes out of prison and wants to see his son, the controlling mother-in-law (boo hiss - "but I'm only doing what I think is best") does everything she can to stop him from seeing the boy (well played by Dennis Waterman - his first film I believe) and to keep her daughter (boys mum) tied to her apron strings. The boy Ted is 'kidnapped' by his father, totally unaware that Ted is a diabetic and needs his insulin, and takes him on the night train to Inverness. Predictably it all ends happily.
Yes it is predictable and it is very much a 'B' film, but surely, that's the beauty of it, it is as it was when it was released - a gem. Look out for a young Anton Rogers playing a Scottish doctor near the end of the film.