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Pool of London (1951)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 13 August 1951 (Sweden)
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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Dan MacDonald
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Johnny Lambert
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Maisie
Max Adrian ...
Charlie Vernon - acrobat / George
Joan Dowling ...
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Alf, a henchman
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Mike
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Harry, a sailor
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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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A drama of the river underworld

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Crime | Drama

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Les trafiquants du Dunbar  »

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The Cruel Sea
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Written by Lou Preager
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A realistic representation of post war London
25 February 2007 | by (Basildon, England) – See all my reviews

I remember some scenes in this film being shot at the end of the street I lived in in East London. As a 12 year old boy I was fascinated by the way they moved the bus stop so Earl Cameron and Susan Shaw could pop into the nearby café for a drink. Other scenes were filmed in the local music hall, the Queens Theatre and in the Rotherhithe Tunnel. Every time I drive through there I remember this movie. And what a great film, the cast, plot, location all perfect. Along with other contributors I also cannot understand why there has been no DVD release. There are far less deserving films which have been released. If the powers that be ever read these comments please consider releasing this on DVD.


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