Pool of London (1951)





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Bonar Colleano, who spent the war years playing featured roles in British films as likeably cocky Americans, heads the cast of Pool of London. Ever his brass, cheeky self, Colleano is cast as Dan MacDonald, a sailor who dabbles in a bit of smuggling, just for the fun of it. The fun is over when he gets mixed up with a gang of jewel thieves who have a habit of framing others for their crimes. At the risk of his own neck, MacDonald must extricate his best friend Johnny (Earl Cameron) from a murder charge. Pool of London ran into censorship troubles in the U.S. because of its depiction of a romance between Cameron, a black actor, and Susan Shaw, a white actress.
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Laurence Naismith
as Commissioner
Max Adrian
as Vernon
Moira Lister
as Maisie
John Longden
as Inspector Williamson
Bonar Colleano
as Dan MacDonald
George Merritt
as Captain of Dunbar
Victor Maddern
as Tram Conductor
Joan Dowling
as Pamela
Earl Cameron
as Johnny Lambert
George Benson
as George
Sam Kydd
as 2nd Engineer
Michael Ward
as Pianist
Michael Golden
as Andrews
Mavis Villiers
as Drinking Club Blonde
Beckett Bould
as Watchman
Mai Bacon
as Barmaid
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a very good thriller about two sailors, a cocky american and his jamaican buddy, who inadvertently get involved in a diamond heist and can't find a clean way out. the film had trouble with u.s. censors for portraying a romantic relationship between the black sailor and a young white londoner. its' exploration of race relations is far ahead of its' time

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