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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 84

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info


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  • 1950-06-01
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  • 1950-11-24
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Content Score: 100

(1950)

4.8/10 (3 votes)

Overview

P.C. George Dixon (Warner) a long-serving traditional "copper" who is due to retire shortly, takes a new recruit, Andy Mitchell (Hanley), under his aegis, introducing him to the easy-going night beat. Dixon is a classic Ealing 'ordinary' hero, but also anachronistic, unprepared and unable to answer the violence of Tom Riley (Bogarde). Called to the scene of a robbery at a local cinema, Dixon finds himself face-to-face with Riley, a desperate youth armed with a revolver. Dixon initially tries to talk Riley into surrendering the weapon, but Riley panics and fires. Dixon walks to his own death almost uncomprehending. Dixon is taken to hospital, but dies some hours later. The ending is another Ealing quirk, with ordinary decent society, including 'professional' criminals used to violence, banding together to track down and catch the murderer, who is trapped in the crowd at White City greyhound track in west London. To Andy Mitchell falls the honour of arresting Riley.

Tagline

Sheds just enough light for MURDER

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Director: Basil Dearden
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Cast

Jack Warner

Jack Warner
as PC George Dixon

Jimmy Hanley

Jimmy Hanley
as PC Andy Mitchell

Dirk Bogarde

Dirk Bogarde
as Tom Riley

Robert Flemyng

Robert Flemyng
as Police Sgt. Roberts

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A review by John Chard

Mustn't Grumble.

The Blue Lamp is directed by Basil Dearden and written by T.E.B. Clarke. It stars Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Flemyng and Peggy Evans. Music is by Ernest Irving and cinematography by Gordon Dines.

Andy Mitchell is a new recruit to the London police force, old hand George Dixon takes him under his wing and shows him the ropes. When Dixon is gunned down by a hot headed crook, Mitchell, the force, and the close knit community, all rally round to catch the villain.

What chiefly makes The Blue Lamp a fine watch is being able to witness the good old days... read the rest.