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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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Complete credited cast:
Bonar Colleano ...
Dan MacDonald
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Johnny Lambert
Susan Shaw ...
Pat
Renée Asherson ...
Sally
Moira Lister ...
Maisie
Max Adrian ...
Charlie Vernon - acrobat / George
Joan Dowling ...
Pamela, Maisie's sister
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Engine Room Officer Trotter
Michael Golden ...
Customs Officer Andrews
Alfie Bass ...
Alf, a henchman
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Mike
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Harry, a sailor
John Longden ...
Det. Insp. Williams
Beckett Bould ...
The Murdered Watchman
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First Tram Conductor
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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 d.phillipson@rogers.com

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ealing

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A drama of the river underworld

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Crime | Drama

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13 August 1951 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Les trafiquants du Dunbar  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Twelve Bar
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Music by Don Muxstep
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Where's the video or d.v.d?
12 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my favourite Ealing movies. Directed by Basil Dearden who also did The Blue Lamp it is a wonderful film that has a cocktail of long lost London, racial prejudice and romance and a diamond robbery. The stars are all excellent in their roles; Earl Cameron and Bonar Colleano were never better in their careers and the leading female roles are both played wonderfully by Moira Lister and Susan Shaw. Solid support roles from Joan Dowling, Renee Asherson, a young Leslie Phillips, James Robertson Justice and Alfie Bass as well. What I can't understand is how that such a great film as this has never (to my knowledge) appeared on video or d.v.d. An oversight that needs putting right.


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