The Long Arm

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The last Ealing film actually made at the famous studios before the move to Borehamwood, this paean to the middle-class copper's lot (with Scotland Yard 'tec Hawkins harassed at home and at work) was, like The Blue Lamp of six years before, highly influential on British TV cop shows of the '60s. As if to stress the genre's development, a close viewing reveals Stratford Johns as a mere constable in those days.

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Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Charles Frend
Screenwriter: Janet Green, Robert Barr
Cast: Jack Hawkins
Richard Leech
John Stratton
Dorothy Alison
Geoffrey Keen
Ursula Howells
Sydney Tafler
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