When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City.
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Crime melodrama about two sailors in London, an American open to theft and smuggling and an honest Jamaican, and the crooks and girls they know. A jewel theft goes wrong and those involved must decide whether to try to get away or to do the right thing. Superb photography of postwar central London when almost empty of people on a Sunday. Written by
Finally this superb post war British thriller has got the DVD release it deserves. It is on the 'London Boxset'which as been released in June by Optimum Releases. Sadly no 'extras' on the box set, but at least it has at long last given a great film the recognition it deserves. It would have been nice if two of the surviving stars Earl Cameron and Leslie Phillips could have been interviewed on their recollections on working with Bonar Coleano, James Robertyson Justice, Renee Asherton and Susan Shaw. The box set includes The Yellow Balloon, The Small World Of Sammy Lee, Sparrows Can't Sing and two shorts in 'Les Bicyclettes De Belsize' and 'The London Nobody Knows.' The box set gets 8 out of 10 from me, but that's mainly down to the 'Pool Of London.'
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