The Blue Lamp

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Newbie London police officer Andy Mitchell (Jimmy Hanley) is paired with seasoned cop George Dixon (Jack Warner) to work the night shift. When criminals Tom Riley (Dirk Bogarde) and Spud (Patric Doonan) are caught robbing a local movie theater, George meets Tom in a face-off. While trying to coax the thief into making a peaceful surrender, George is wounded and taken to the hospital. It then becomes Andy's task to track down the crooks and restore honor to his partner.

Cast

Jack Warner
as P.C. George Dixon
Dirk Bogarde
as Tom Riley
Jimmy Hanley
as PC Andy Mitchell
Robert Flemyng
as Sgt. Roberts
Bernard Lee
as Inspector Cherry
Clive Morton
as Sgt. Brooks
Peggy Evans
as Diana Lewis
Bruce Seton
as Constable Campbell
Michael Golden
as Mike Randall
Frederick Piper
as Alf Lewis
Gladys Henson
as Mrs. Dixon
Betty Ann Davies
as Mrs. Lewis
Dora Bryan
as Maisie
Meredith Edwards
as P.C. Hughes
William Mervyn
as Chief Insp. Hammond
Tessie O'Shea
as Herself (singer)
Charles Saynor
as P.C. Tovey
Campbell Singer
as Desk Sergeant
Gwynne Whitby
as Sgt. Grace Millard
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Audience Reviews for The Blue Lamp

  • Dec 10, 2012
    Police officers pursue a band of thieves who kill one of their own. This film starts about thirty minutes too early; it's over a third of exposition. What is more, there is clear thesis to the film as it basically states in the first minute that it lauds the efforts of British police, and the film doesn't blanch at showing their bravery, resourcefulness, and teamwork. The officers are not flawed characters, nor are they really characters with any dimension. The bad guys are bad, nothing exceptional. And the plot unfolds rather predictably. Overall, I think this film might have been innovative in 1950, paving the way for <i>The French Connection</i> and other crime dramas, but today it doesn't hold as much sway.
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