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[[File:The Blue Lamp.jpg | 200px | right | thumb |The Blue Lamp film poster]]
Morrissey, in [[Mention::Autobiography]], says he attempted to include parts of the film in a music video:
Although The more you ignore me, the closer I get reached number 8 in the UK, the follow-up, Hold on to your friends, was dismissed with a wave of the hand, struggling to touch number 42. I had hatched an interesting video made up of segments of the film The Blue Lamp featuring Dirk Bogarde, Patric Doonan and Peggy Evans. It is Doonan, not Bogarde, who flags down my interest. Born in Derby, he didn’t rise higher than fourth on the bill, and he took his life at the age of 33 – gassed by an unlit stove in his basement flat at 4 Margaretta Terrace in Chelsea. In 1994, Dirk Bogarde was now living just off Cadogan Square after many years in France. He had, it seemed, returned home to die. We briefly correspond, and initially he is willing to approve the video for Hold on to your friends, but having given him a copy of Vauxhall and I he recoils and withdraws his approval. Unaccustomed to backing down, I make my way to his Chelsea flat, but before I can reach the doorway I am met by his spindle-shanked figure groping along a Chelsea side street. Drenched in self-exile and secrets, his eyes are wide with elderly shock. It is a moment of panic, and I turn away as he struggles by, letting it all go. A few months later he is dead.
The crying at the end of [[Moonriver]] is sampled from this film (Peggy Evans is the actress sobbing):<br>
[[File:Blue Lamp Moon River Crying.mp3]]
[[Category:Influences on Morrissey - Film and Television]]
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