Pool of London

Pool of London

Available on BFI Player Classics, Prime Video
The Pool of London proves a hostile body of water for a sailor taking shore leave in London. When the Dunbar docks along the River Thames, Johnny Lambert (Earl Cameron) disembarks and gets swept up in a smuggling ring that leaves him high and dry. An otherwise conventional film noir by director Basil Dearden, this film deserves attention as it is the first British title to feature a black lead and stirred up controversy at the time as this character initiates an interracial relationship as part of the plot.
Starring Bonar Colleano, Susan Shaw, Renée Asherson
Director Basil Dearden