Rattle of a Simple Man (1964, Harry H Corbett, Diane Cilento, Thora Hird et al)


A group of Manchester football fans are down in London for the FA Cup Final. One of them ends up with a prostitute and believes he's fallen in love. Based on a stage play and the middle of the film set in the woman's home is bookended by scenes of the fans travelling by coach, starting in Manchester. Malcolm Crowe notes these scenes are filmed in Lower Moslely Street. Two batches of North Western Alexander bodied Leyland Leopards are involved, some from the RDBxxx batch. - the only one identifiable here is 149 (AJA149B):
Footage of the journey includes 141 (AJA141B)
Preparation for the trip home from Victoria Coach Station includes this line-up, including 144 (AJA144B):
Meanwhile Cilento is seen boarding London Transport RT231 (HLW218), a 1947 example which had been sold off to Red Rover of Aylesbury (no. 6) and hired back for the film - hence the painted out fleetname:
Corbett arrives at Victoria:
The North Western Leopards are already leaving:
This appears to be the rear of an Aldershot and District AEC Reliance/Park Royal:
Corbett is hauled aboard North Western 147 (AJA147B):
(thanks to Jon Price)

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