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White Zombie (1932)

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A young couple, Madeleine Parker (Madge Bellamy, Charlie Chan in London) and her fiancé Neil Parker (John Harron, The Crowd Roars), agree to get married at a friend’s Haitian plantation. 452 more words

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Les Diaboliques (1955, aka Diabolique)

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The timid wife (Vera Clouzot, Wages of Fear) and mistress (Simone Signoret, Room at the Top) of a mean-spirited headmaster (Paul Meurisse, … 577 more words

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Metropolitan Police: Thames Division

Thames Division is the marine policing branch of the Metropolitan Police, which patrols the tidal section of the River Thames from Purfleet in the east to Teddington Lock in the west. 226 more words

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Metropolitan Police: Criminal Investigation Department

Detectives are members of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). All are former uniformed officers. After a few years on the beat (and an absolute minimum of twelve months), a uniformed constable may apply to transfer to CID. 590 more words

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Metropolitan Police: The Divisions

The division is the basic unit of policing in the Metropolitan Police. The 23 divisions are grouped into four districts, all administered from Scotland Yard, where the district chief constables (and deputy assistant commissioners from 1933) and their staffs have their offices. 452 more words

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Metropolitan Police: An Overview

London, the world’s largest city, is still policed by the world’s largest municipal police force, the mighty Metropolitan Police (never the London Metropolitan Police), often referred to as Scotland Yard after its headquarters. 664 more words

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The British Bobby: On the Beat

The urban bobby usually patrols alone, walking a set beat at a steady pace (the regulation beat pace is 2½ mph). Beats in shopping areas are smaller, allowing the constable to pass down every street several times every shift. 1,019 more words

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