The Blue Lamp The Nanny

23/06/2003
  |  Buy to Own: 23/06/2003
  |  170 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

A double bill of British classics. 'The Blue Lamp' (1949) is a classic British police story. Sergeant Dixon (Jack Warner) is shot and killed while teaching a new recruit (Jimmy Hanley) the ropes. Police and some of the West London criminal fraternity hunt down his killer (Dirk Bogarde). Sergeant Dixon was later resurrected to star in the long-running TV series 'Dixon of Dock Green'. Whilst in 'The Nanny' (1965) a nanny (Bette Davis) is hired to look after a ten-year-old who has just returned from a mental institution. The boy's mother has just been poisoned and he believes the nanny is to blame. When his aunt arrives and hears the boy's accusations she sides with the nanny, claiming the boy is making it all up.