FILM : Blue Lamp, The
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Blue Lamp, The 1949 Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Flemyng, Bernard Lee, Peggy Evans, Gladys Henson, Dora Bryan London
Director : Basil Dearden   Production Company : Ealing  Region : LONDON A-B

Older copper with rookie apprentice, learning the streets and the petty crooks. Forerunner of Dixon of Dock Green. Wonderful period feel of the old time police force in old time London.

Tony Defraine has researched some of the filming locations appearing in the film, particularly 001, 002, 005 on our Site and has marked a 1953 Ordnance Survey Map of the appropriate area showing the locations. The result of his work is reproduced here, with the kind permission of and under licence from the National Library of Scotland to whom our grateful thanks are expressed.

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The Blue Lamp [DVD]

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We are always looking for more help with identifying these filming locations and would be grateful for any positive identifications, snippets or references you can offer about these movie making locations.
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Blue Lamp, The - Part of St Mary's church and Cirencester St, Paddington W2, Michael Moore,who was born in No 71.
Blue Lamp, The

bp071. Part of St Mary's church and Cirencester St, Paddington W2, Michael Moore,who was born in No 71.

bp071n. Now.
(Modern Photo Added: 07-08-2015)

Blue Lamp, The - Clarendon Cres. W2, the street on the unseen side of St Magdalene church is Woodchester St. Info from Michael Moore… My old map says Clarendon Street. (SJ)
Blue Lamp, The

bp072. Clarendon Cres. W2, the street on the unseen side of St Magdalene church is Woodchester St. Info from Michael Moore… My old map says Clarendon Street. (SJ)

bp072n. Now.
(Modern Photo Added: 07-08-2015)

Blue Lamp, The - Ladbroke Grove Railway Bridge.
Blue Lamp, The

bp073. Ladbroke Grove Railway Bridge.

bp073n. Now.
(Modern Photo Added: 11-09-2011)

Blue Lamp, The - Richard Kennedy has done a bit of sleuthing and believes that this image was photographed from a crane or scaffold (maybe on top of a pub) high above Ladbroke Grove, junc of Barbly Road W10, almost over the railway bridge - facing south.
Blue Lamp, The

bp074. Richard Kennedy has done a bit of sleuthing and believes that this image was photographed from a crane or scaffold (maybe on top of a pub) high above Ladbroke Grove, junc of Barbly Road W10, almost over the railway bridge - facing south.

bp074n. "The stills image isn't too helpful when identifying this location, but if you watch the film, the camera films a Police car hesitating at that junction before speeding(!?) away down Ladbroke Grove. As it does so, the camera pans slightly to the right as it follows the car down the Grove and I am 101% sure of this location." says Richard. "Today, this location has changed considerably. In this aerial image courtesy of MSN Maps where I have drawn the old route of the roads concerned." Maggie Tyler confirms Richard's certainty saying that the original photo shows "Ladbroke Grove going southwards on right, Portobello Road in the centre and Wornington Road on the left. There is a road to the right, Barlby Road (originally Edinburgh Road) which you cannot see in the photograph."
(Modern Photo Added: 22-12-2016)

Blue Lamp, The -
Blue Lamp, The

bp074a. 

br07an. Ray Glenister supports Richard Kennedy and clarifies with this annotated image A=Portobello Road : B=Ladbroke Road (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 14-01-2017)

Blue Lamp, The - Same as pics bp054 / 55. Royal Crescent W11, not the same street as in pics 54 and 55.
Blue Lamp, The

bp075. Same as pics bp054 / 55. Royal Crescent W11, not the same street as in pics 54 and 55.

bp075n. Still a crescent and very regal. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 20-04-2011)

Blue Lamp, The - Ladbroke Grove, junction with Ladbroke Crescent, looking north. Very close to where Yul Brynner and Charles Grey were in File of the Golden Goose.
Blue Lamp, The

bp076. Ladbroke Grove, junction with Ladbroke Crescent, looking north. Very close to where Yul Brynner and Charles Grey were in File of the Golden Goose.

bp076n. Now picture by David Neicho.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-11-2014)

Blue Lamp, The - Portland Road, W11.
Blue Lamp, The

bp077. Portland Road, W11.

bp077n. Now. The car has just turned out of Clarendon Cross. This part of the road has been pedestrianised since the film was made. David again. With regard to architectural interest, the white jar, top right, was the sign of an oil-man, selling oils and grinding pigments to make and colour paints.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-11-2014)

Blue Lamp, The - Penzance Place,  W11 / Portland Road W11.
Blue Lamp, The

bp078. Penzance Place, W11 / Portland Road W11.

bp078n. Now. Another one by David. Splendid stuff.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-11-2014)

Blue Lamp, The - Penzance Pl W11 looking towards the junction with Princedale Rd W11. Portland Rd is just out of sight to the left. Almost certainly  Silchester Road. Baths were on the east side between Lancaster Road and the railway. Ian McDonalds observation again.
Blue Lamp, The

bp079. Penzance Pl W11 looking towards the junction with Princedale Rd W11. Portland Rd is just out of sight to the left. Almost certainly Silchester Road. Baths were on the east side between Lancaster Road and the railway. Ian McDonalds observation again.

bp079n. Now. Pic by David.
(Modern Photo Added: 26-11-2014)

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