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The Blue Lamp

The Blue Lamp PG rating

Dirk Bogarde stars as a loose-cannon crook with Dixon of Dock Green (Jack Warner) on his tail, in the classic Ealing policier.

Police drama 1949 85 mins

Director: Basil Dearden

Overview

Basil Dearden directs this classic cop thriller which gave rise to long-running TV drama Dixon of Dock Green and influenced a swathe of British crime dramas. Jack Warner is PS George Dixon, the steadfast bobby approaching retirement, who has to contend with a new breed of criminal in the form of the dangerously unpredictable Tom Riley, played with maniacal menace by Dirk Bogarde in one of his first major roles.