The Blue Lamp

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Ganglands London Film Festival


New London police officer Andy Mitchell (Jimmy Hanley) is paired with seasoned cop George Dixon (Jack Warner) to work the night shift. Meanwhile, criminals Tom Riley (Dirk Bogarde) and Spud (Patric Doonan) plan a series of robberies with Tom’s girl Diana, a discontented beauty, as inside worker.  But in their second crime, they are caught robbing a local cinema, George meets Tom in a face-off. While trying to coax the thief into making a peaceful surrender, George is shot, setting off a citywide manhunt. The killer is clever, but will he outsmart himself?


Q&A with Paul Willetts, author of ‘North Soho 999’, the true story of gangs and gun crime in 1940’s London and of the crime wave that inspired the Blue Lamp


Part of the Gangland London Film Festival

BBFC rating
PG
Year
1949
Running time
85 mins
Country
UK
Format
Disc
Director
Basil Dearden
Cast
Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley

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October 15th