I’m quite thrilled to be presenting a CINEMA SALON with one of my favourite London films, The Pool of London. Tuesday September 3, 7:30pm
POOL OF LONDON
DIRECTOR: Basil Dearden
CAST: Bonar Colleano, Earl Cameron, Susan Shaw
UK, 1951, 85 minutes
Tickets available soon at VIFF.org
Once a month, Melanie Friesen invites a distinguished guest to present his/her favourite film. After the screening, audiences and guests have the opportunity to discuss the film over drinks and snacks in our spacious lounge.
POOL OF LONDON captures the lives of the labourers and police who work the London docklands and features the first interracial romance on British film. During the 48 hours while their cargo ship is in port, two merchant seamen come ashore – Dan, a cocky hit with the girls who dabbles in smuggling and his best friend Johnny, a shy Jamaican who gratefully follows in the shadow of his arrogant friend. Risking his life after a robbery, Dan must extricate Johnny from a murder charge. Shot on location in post-World War II docklands and central London, this evocative and atmospheric film also offers a priceless record of a city long gone.
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