• United Kingdom
  • 1959
  • 92 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
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A beautiful female college student is found dead in a public park; the police soon discover that her murder may have been racially motivated. Basil Dearden’s bold, direct police procedural, starring Nigel Patrick as the detective in charge of the investigation, is a devastating look at the way bigotry crosses class divides, and a snapshot of the increasingly interracial culture of England in the late fifties.

Cast

Superintendent Robert HazardNigel Patrick
Inspector Phil LearoydMichael Craig
MildredYvonne Mitchell
David Harris Paul Massie
Ted Harris Bernard Miles
Mrs. Harris Olga Lindo
Dr. RobbinsEarl Cameron
Paul SladeGordon Heath
PatsyJocelyn Britton
Johnnie FiddleHarry Baird

Credits

DirectorBasil Dearden
ProducerMichael Relph
ScreenplayJanet Green
CinematographyHarry Waxman
Art directionCarmen Dillon
EditingJohn D. Guthridge
MusicPhilip Green

Film Essays

Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground

By Michael Koresky January 25, 2011

SAPPHIRE: INNER CITY Given his strikingly eclectic body of work, it’s not surprising that Basil Dearden has never become a household name—he’s too hard to pin down. Moving effortlessly among . . . Read more »

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March 10, 2011


Press Notes

Press Notes: Basil Dearden’s London Underground

February 03, 2011

“One of the best Eclipse releases yet,” raves Mike Restaino at DVD File.Basil Dearden’s London Underground provides the kind of one-two punch that Eclipse is so notable for accomplishing . . . . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Eclipse Series 25: Basil Dearden’s London Underground

By Michael Koresky January 25, 2011

SAPPHIRE: INNER CITY Given his strikingly eclectic body of work, it’s not surprising that Basil Dearden has never become a household name—he’s too hard to pin down. Moving effortlessly among . . . Read more »

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