Pool of London (film)
|Pool of London|
Original British quad format film poster
|Directed by||Basil Dearden|
|Produced by||Michael Balcon|
|Screenplay by||Jack Whittingham|
|Music by||John Addison|
|Edited by||Peter Tanner|
|Distributed by||GFD (UK)|
The story centres on the crew of the merchant ship Dunbar, which docks in the Pool of London. The crew members are given shore leave, and soon become involved in smuggling and petty crime in post-war London. The film is mainly known for portraying the first interracial relationship in a British film.
- Bonar Colleano as Dan MacDonald
- Earl Cameron as Johnny Lambert
- Susan Shaw as Pat
- Renée Asherson as Sally
- Moira Lister as Maisie
- Max Adrian as Charlie Vernon
- Joan Dowling as Pamela
- James Robertson Justice as Engine Room Officer Trotter
- Michael Golden as Customs Officer Andrews
- Alfie Bass as Alf
- Christopher Hewett as Mike
- Leslie Phillips as Harry
- John Longden as Detective Inspector Williams
- George Benson as George
- Beckett Bould as The Murdered Watchman
“Pool of London” premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square in London on the 22 February 1951.
In The New York Times, Bosley Crowther wrote, "there is excitement and suspense in the gritty and grimy melodramatics," and concluded that the film, "though not distinguished, is entertaining and has the flavor of a great shipping port."
- "Pool Of London". Art & Hue. 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
- Brooks, Xan (8 August 2017). "'I've not retired!' Earl Cameron, Britain's first black film star, on Bond, racism – and turning 100" – via www.theguardian.com.
- BFI Screenonline: Pool of London Linked 2015-06-08