"This is a story of the roads and the wandering players of modern England, the story of how Jess Oakroyd left his home in Bruddersford and took to the road, and how Inigo Jollifant marched out of his school at Washbury Manor, and how Elizabeth, daughter of old Colonel Trant, suddenly went off into the blue and how chance brought these three to one small town in the Midlands, together with a broken-down troupe of entertainers, the Dinky-Doos. At Bruddersford there was working a carpenter, Mr. Oakroyd."
Here cinematographer Bernard Knowles (1900-1975) uses a cross dissolve to move from a close-up of Mr. Oakroyd's county on the map to a close-up of the back of Mr. Oakroyd's head.'
Paul Matthew St Pierre, Music Hall Mimesis in British Film, 1895-1960: On the Halls on the Screen (Cranbury NJ: Rosemont, 2009) p.139.