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The Blue Lamp (Special Edition) (DVD)

Directed by : Basil Dearden
Available Date : 06/01/2021
Release Year : 1950
Running Time : 85
UPC : 738329253356
Country : U.K.
Language: English
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An immensely popular British crime film, The Blue Lamp was scripted by ex-policeman T.E.B. Clarke (The Lavender Hill Mob) and directed by the great Basil Dearden (Dead of Night). This classic film noir concentrates on interrelated episodes in the lives of several London policemen. A veteran cop is murdered by small-time delinquents Tom Riley (Dirk Bogarde, The Mind Benders) and Spud (Patric Doonan, The Man in the White Suit). Rookie cop Andy Mitchell (Jimmy Hanley, Radio Cab Murder), who looked up to the veteran policeman as a father figure, embarks on a perilous search to bring his mentor’s killers to justice. Shot in a pioneering semi-documentary style by Gordon Dines (Pool of London), the film focuses on ordinary heroes and a new breed of young criminal, hardened by the war years, whose recklessness and violence contrasts with the discipline of the older criminal fraternity. Jack Warner (It Always Rains on Sunday) leads a great cast featuring Robert Flemyng (The Blood Beast Terror), Bernard Lee (Dr. No) and Peggy Evans (Calling Bulldog Drummond).

Product Extras :

NEW Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman

Partial Audio Commentary by Writer Jan Read and Academic Charles Barr

Locations Featurette with Film Historian Richard Dacre

BBC Radio 3 The Essay: British Cinema of the 40s - The Blue Lamp Audio Featurette

Trailers

Publish Date : 2021-05-04
  • Basil Dearden - Director
  • Dirk Bogarde - Actor
  • Jack Warner - Actor
  • Jimmy Hanley - Actor
  • Robert Flemyng - Actor
  • Bernard Lee - Actor
  • Peggy Lee - Actor

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