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The blue lamp, director, Basil Dearden ; screenplay, T.E.B. Clarke

Label
The blue lamp, director, Basil Dearden ; screenplay, T.E.B. Clarke
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Main title
The blue lamp
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
1246687378
Responsibility statement
director, Basil Dearden ; screenplay, T.E.B. Clarke
Runtime
85
Series statement
KL studio classics
Summary
This classic film noir concentrates on interrelated episodes in the lives of several London policemen. Aveteran cop is murdered by small-time delinquents Tom Riley and Spud. Rookie cop Andy Mitchell, who looked up to the veteran policeman as a father figure, embarks on a perilous search to bring his mentor's killers to justice. Shot in a pioneering semi-documentary style by Gordon Dines (Pool ofLondon), the film focuses on ordinary heroes and a new breed of young criminal, hardened by the war years, whose recklessness and violence contrasts with the discipline of the older criminal fraternity
Technique
live action
Classification
resource.filmdirector
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