The Blue Lamp
WITH OPTIONAL SUBTITLES
Year: 1950; Black & White. Number of discs: 1. Running Time approx: 80mins.
Cast: Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Flemyng, Bernard Lee, Peggy Evans, Clive Morton, Meredith Edwards, Frederick Piper, Dora Bryan, Gladys Henson, Tessie O’Shea, Sam Kydd, Anthony Steel, Alma Cogan, Glyn Houston.
Director: Basil Dearden
Basil Dearden’s The Blue Lamp was scripted by ex-policeman T.E.B Clark, a writer who significantly contributed to Ealing Studio’s post-war identity. The film marks the first appearance of the Jack Warner character PC Dixon, later immortalized in Dixon Of Dock Green. The story follows two London policemen whose daily routine is interrupted by a robbery and subsequent murder hunt.
Locations featurette with Richard Dacre.
BBC Radio 3 The Essay: British Cinema of the 1940s – The Blue Lamp audio featurette.
Exclusive Audio Commentary with Jan Read and Charles Barr.
London locations stills gallery. Production Stills gallery.
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