The Blue Lamp

The Blue Lamp

Jack Warner
Director: Basil Dearden Cast: Jack Warner
Jack Warner
, Jimmy Hanley
Jimmy Hanley
, Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
Basil Dearden


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The Blue Lamp was an immensely popular British crime film (and the winner of the BFA Award), concentrating on interrelated episodes in the lives of several London policemen. Jack Warner heads the cast as George Dixon, a veteran "bobby" who is murdered by scuzzy small-time criminals Dirk Bogarde and Patrick Doonan. Rookie cop Jimmy Hanley, who'd looked upon Warner as a father figure, is instrumental in bringing the crooks to justice. The semi-documentary style of The Blue Lamp could not help but have been an influence on Jack Webb's Dragnet. Jack Warner proved so popular in the character of George Dixon that he was brought back from the dead to star in the BBC TV series Dixon of Dock Green.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/01/2021
UPC: 0738329253356
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 30,694

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Warner George Dixon
Jimmy Hanley Andy Mitchell
Dirk Bogarde Tom Riley
Patric Doonan Spud
Robert Flemyng Sgt. Roberts
Bernard Lee Inspector Cherry
Peggy Evans Diana Lewis
Clive Morton Sgt. Brooks
Michael Golden Mike Randall
Gladys Henson Mrs. Dixon
Dora Bryan Maisie
Bruce Seton P.C. Campbell
Meredith Edwards P.C. Hughes
Frederick Piper Alf Lewis
Muriel Aked Actor
Betty Ann Davies Mrs. Lewis
Glynis Johns Actor
William Mervyn Chief Insp. Hammond
Tessie O'Shea Herself (singer)
Charles Saynor P.C. Tovey
Campbell Singer Desk Sergeant
Gwynne Whitby Sgt. Grace Millard

Technical Credits
Basil Dearden Director
Michael Balcon Producer
T.E.B. Clarke Screenwriter
Gordon Dines Cinematographer
Ernest Irving Score Composer
Alexander MacKendrick Screenwriter
Anthony Mendleson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Morahan Production Designer
Michael Relph Associate Producer
Peter Tanner Editor
Chic Waterson Camera Operator

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