The Blue Lamp

Film, Thrillers
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The film that spawned George Dixon, of 'Dock Green' fame, here presented as the perfect friendly bobby, teaching new recruit Hanley the rules of the game, until halfway through he is shot and killed by Bogarde's reckless delinquent. Thereafter the film details the search for the killer, but it's less interesting as a thriller than as a cosy, rosy depiction of both the police and the society in which they function, ever ready to help the bobbies in their quest for justice. Very, very British, and not a patch on its far tougher, darker Hollywood counterparts.

By: GA

Release details

Duration: 84 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Basil Dearden
Screenwriter: TEB Clarke
Cast: Jack Warner
Jimmy Hanley
Dirk Bogarde
Peggy Evans
Patric Doonan
Robert Flemyng
Bernard Lee
Meredith Edwards
Gladys Henson

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One of my fave classics, well acted, and brilliant direction. Hope this never gets re-worked