The Blue Lamp

The Blue Lamp (1950)

Sheds just enough light for MURDER

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1950-01-19
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 29 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 24min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: J. Arthur Rank Organisation
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director:
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From 29 Ratings
6.9 72%


P.C. George Dixon is a long-serving traditional copper who is due to retire shortly. He takes a new recruit under his aegis and introduces him to the easy-going night beat. Dixon is a classic ordinary hero but also anachronistic, unprepared and unable to answer the violence of the 1950s.

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Production Michael Balcon Producer
Costume & Make-Up Anthony Mendleson Costume Design
Directing Basil Dearden Director
Costume & Make-Up Harry Frampton Makeup Artist
Editing Peter Tanner Editor
Writing Jan Read Writer
Sound Ernest Irving Music Director
Writing T. E. B. Clarke Screenplay
Camera Lionel Banes Additional Director of Photography
Camera Gordon Dines Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Ernest Taylor Makeup Artist
Writing Ted Willis Writer
Art Jim Morahan Art Direction
Camera Chic Waterson Camera Operator
Sound Arthur Bradburn Sound Recordist
Directing Harry Kratz Assistant Director