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The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  1 June 1950 (USA)
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The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Warner ...
Jimmy Hanley ...
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Tom Riley
Robert Flemyng ...
Police Sgt. Roberts
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Peggy Evans ...
Diana Lewis
Patric Doonan ...
Spud
Bruce Seton ...
PC Campbell
Meredith Edwards ...
Clive Morton ...
Police Sgt. Brooks
Frederick Piper ...
Alf Lewis
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Maisie
Gladys Henson ...
Mrs Dixon
Tessie O'Shea ...
Herself
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Storyline

We follow the daily activities of two London bobbies, veteran George Dixon and rookie Andy Mitchell. Meanwhile, young hoods Tom and Spud plan a series of robberies with Tom's girl Diana, a discontented beauty, as inside worker. But in their second crime, one of our heroes is shot, setting off a citywide manhunt. The killer is clever, but will he outsmart himself? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Sheds just enough light for MURDER See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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1 June 1950 (USA)  »

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A Lâmpada Azul  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The producers obtained the full co-operation from the Metropolitan Police (the first film to do so) and were therefore able to use the real-life Paddington Green Police Station and New Scotland Yard for their location work. See more »

Goofs

George Dixon may have put the cape into the local police call box before starting his beat. See more »

Quotes

Diana Lewis: What d'ye think I am? Soft or something?
Spud: Yeah.
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I'm Looking for a Lad
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Written and Performed by Tessie O'Shea
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A London i remember
20 September 2005 | by (london) – See all my reviews

When the Blue Lamp was released i was around 3 years old.I therefore do remember the London that it shows.To me the film is more interesting in what it reveals about the London of 1950 than the actual story.It shows the Metropolitan Music hall in the Edgware Road.It was in the last few years of its life before the A4 cutting a swathe into London meant that it was demolished for "progress".Music Hall by this time was in its last throes and what was left would be rendered extinct by the arrival of ITV.We see the Colloseium in Harlesden.Every High Street had cinemas like this.If you look carefully you will see that they were showing "Granny Get Your Gun" a 1940 "B" feature with May Robson.So it was probably a second run house.There are the bomb sites.I remember that in certain parts of London,particularly the East End there mere were more such sites than actual buildings.The streets do not have a great deal of traffic as there was little traffic at that time.So a film of some sociological interest


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