Pool of London
London on Film • Crime, UR
A naive Jamaican sailor on shore leave in London's East End is dragged into a botched diamond robbery when trying to help a friend. Featuring the debut performance of Bermudian actor Earl Cameron - one of the leading black British movie actors working in the 1950s and 1960s - Pool of London is one of the first British films to deal with mixed-race romance and gives an early eloquent voice to the Windrush generation. Ealing filmmakers Basil Dearden and Michael Relph mix powerful social commentary with a tender love story in this tale of loyalty and friendship.
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