Tag: Basil Dearden

The Blue Lamp | Rank 1950 | Dirk Bogarde, Jack Warner,

Introducing PC George Dixon (Jack Warner), charged with showing new boy Andy Mitchell (Jimmy Hanley) the ropes. There is helping old ladies and giving directions, until the film takes a darker turn when Dixon is killed in a raid on a cinema. The...

Victim | 1961 | Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms

In the early 1960s, Dirk Bogarde rejected his doctor image and superstardom to play the handsome grey-haired barrister who, in this controversial film, confronts his wife across their elegant drawing room and shouts, ‘Because I am!’...

The Assassination Bureau | 1969 | Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg is a British journalist who infiltrates a secret society of assassins and ends up falling for its leader, played with great relish by Oliver Reed. Basil Dearden and the cast appear to be having a splendid time, swanning around Europe and...



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