This good old British film starts with an horrific train crash, which looks remarkably realistic, although obviously they used OO-Gauge rather than the real thing - but then we all accepted that in those days.
Then, without giving away the outcome, it cleverly takes the action back three days to show the events that led to the main characters being on that train. ('Train of Events' - get it?) There are four story lines, those of the engine driver, a young couple who are desparate to make a new life for themselves, an actor with something rather nasty in his luggage, and a philandering musician who (on the instructions of his wife) is trying to shake off an amorous concert pianist.
As their stories are told we are treated to a clever mix of comedy, family drama, suspense and crime.
The action takes us up to and a little beyond the crash, showing the after affects on all the characters.
There are some fine stalwarts of the post-war film industry in this production. Good old Jack Warner, married to equally good old Gladys Henson, Peter Finch, a very young Leslie Phillips, the ever elegant Valerie Hobson and the impish-looking John Clements.
If you had forgotten what life could be like in London just after the War this will remind you.
Watch it and be entertained!