Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Blue Lamp (1950) - (Jack Warner) Argentine one-sheet

The Blue Lamp (1950) - (Jack Warner) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster for the 1950 Basil Dearden film The Blue Lamp based on a screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke and starring Jack Warner as Constable George Dixon. The title refers to blue lamps that used to hang outside British police stations. Plot summary: This film, produced by Ealing Studios of London, depicts an encounter in July 1949 in the Paddington Green area of London between two police officers named George Dixon [Jack Warner] and Andy Mitchell [Jimmy Hanley] and two thieves named Tom Riley [Dirk Bogarde] and Spud [Patric Doonan] who plan a series of robberies with the help of Tom's girlfriend Diana Lewis [Peggy Evans]. When Tom Riley fatally shoots George Dixon during one of the robberies, many new implications and repercussions are added to the story. This is an early social realism film in which the lines between law-abiding citizens, law enforcement and criminal elements are still clearly drawn.

Cast and crew: T.E.B. Clarke, Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Flemyng, Basil Dearden, Bernard Lee, Peggy Evans, Patric Doonan, Bruce Seton, Meredith Edwards, Clive Morton, Frederick Piper, Dora Bryan, Gladys Henson, Tessie O'Shea

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