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Pool of London

  • Film

Time Out says

After the success of the police drama The Blue Lamp (1949), Basil Dearden and Ealing studios continued in what passed for a realist vein with this tale of merchant seaman Colleano's involvement in a diamond smuggling racket and his subsequent flight when he becomes chief suspect in a murder investigation. Few surprises in the story, but the location work in the bustling Docklands captures a time and place now gone forever. And Earl Cameron's contribution is an early example of a black performer getting a significant leading role in a contemporary British drama.
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Release Details

  • Duration:85 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Basil Dearden
  • Screenwriter:Jack Whittingham, John Eldridge
  • Cast:
    • Bonar Colleano
    • Susan Shaw
    • Renee Asherson
    • Earl Cameron
    • Moira Lister
    • Max Adrian
    • Joan Dowling
    • James Robertson Justice
    • Alfie Bass
    • Leslie Phillips
    • George Benson
    • Victor Maddern
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