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 date: 20 February 1951 (United Kingdom)
Screenplay: Jack Whittingham, John Eldridge
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Scott and Steven