The Blue Parrot

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The Blue Parrot
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Directed by John Harlow
Written by Allan MacKinnon, story by Percy Hoskins
Produced by Stanley Haynes
Starring Dermot Walsh
Jacqueline Hill
Cinematography Robert Navarro
Edited by Robert Jordan Hill
Music by Eric Jupp
Distributed by Monarch Film Corporation (UK)
Release date
October 1953 (UK)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Blue Parrot is a low budget 1953 British crime film directed by John Harlow and starring Dermot Walsh, Jacqueline Hill, Ballard Berkeley, Richard Pearson, and John Le Mesurier. The film was produced by Stanley Haynes for Act Films Ltd. [1] Jacqueline Hill later became well known for playing Barbara, one of the original companions of BBC TV's Doctor Who . [2] Ballard Berkeley found fame in later life playing Major Gowen in Fawlty Towers .


British crime reporter Percy Hoskins provided the story.


Soho night club the Blue Parrot is at the centre of murder and racketeering investigations, and the police go undercover. [3]


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