Hooray!! The opening sequence at London Airport has been restored in this much-awaited re-release of this under-rated classic British thriller. Rich in period atmosphere, with sequences featuring Holborn (Kingsway) underground station, London docks, Newcastle Upon Tyne, the Lake District and Liverpool. Trolleybuses, trams, Wolseley and Austin police cars, a half-cab Leyland Tiger single-deck bus, the Liverpool Overhead Railway and the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board freight railway all evoke a vanished era.
One of the best films from Pinewood Studios, THE CLODED YELLOW is a British thriller very much in the style of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 version of THE 39 STEPS.
I won't spoil it by giving the plot away, but if you enjoy THE 39 STEPS, you'll enjoy THE CLOUDED YELLOW. The musical score is by Benjamin Frankel, who back in the 1930s was one of the arrangers for the BBC Dance Orchestra directed by Henry Hall. Watch for cameo appearances by Sam Kydd and Geoffrey Keen.