| Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A group of travellers, all with something to hide in their past, take shelter from a storm in an old inn. The inn-keeper seems a little mysterious...
Although it is nominally based on the unsuccessful 1940 play "The Peaceful Inn" (which makes no mention of World War II), this film is chiefly inspired by a real incident of the war which had attracted some attention at the time. The Welsh village of Cwmbach had only one bomb dropped on it by the Luftwaffe during the entire course of the war; it fell on a local inn and killed the landlord and his daughter (no-one else). It has never been satisfactorily explained why this incident should have occurred. It had not been part of an air raid; there were none in this remote rural area.
A bomb was dropped on the Welsh village of Cwmbach in 1941 as a result of the bombing of Swansea, south Wales. In the film we are given to understand that Cwmbach is in north Wales as it is referred to being near to Llandudno.
Opening credits prologue: CARDIFF