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Reel Britannia

Jan 17, 2020

Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British films....with the occasional hint of professionalism.

Episode 058 – Pool Of London (1951)

Join Scott and Steven as they take a look at the second in their series of movies that influenced the British New Wave Cinema movement

“When you're at the wheel of a ship at night, far at sea and nothing else to do, you think about a lot of things you don't understand. You wonder why one man is born white and another isn't.”

Merchant sailor Dan MacDonald (Bonar Colleano) has a lucrative sideline in smuggling black market goods ashore. While docked in London, MacDonald and his best friend, Johnny Lambert (Earl Cameron), get mixed up with a gang of ruthless jewel thieves, who hire MacDonald to smuggle their loot out of the country. Complications arise when Earl falls for a charming but pernicious young woman named Pat (Susan Shaw), and is charged with a murder he did not commit.

Release date20 February 1951 (United Kingdom)

DirectorBasil Dearden

CinematographyGordon Dines

ProducerMichael Balcon

ScreenplayJack WhittinghamJohn Eldridge


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Scott and Steven