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The Cracksman (1963)

A shorty, kind, very innocent and efficient locksmith is cheated by a burglar in order to rob a car and to open a safe strongbox. The police catches him and is sent to jail. Once there some... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Graham Scott

Writers:

Lew Schwarz (screenplay), Charlie Drake (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Drake ... Ernest Wright
Nyree Dawn Porter ... Muriel
George Sanders ... Guv'nor
Dennis Price ... Grantley
Percy Herbert ... Nosher
Eddie Byrne ... Domino
Finlay Currie ... Feathers
Geoffrey Keen ... Magistrate
George A. Cooper ... Fred
Patrick Cargill ... Museum Guide
Norman Bird ... Policeman
Neil McCarthy ... Van Gogh
Christopher Rhodes Christopher Rhodes ... Mr. King
Ronnie Barker ... Yossle
Wanda Ventham ... Sandra
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Storyline

A shorty, kind, very innocent and efficient locksmith is cheated by a burglar in order to rob a car and to open a safe strongbox. The police catches him and is sent to jail. Once there some gangsters gain his friendship to cheat him again and help then to escape. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1965 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Kein Schloß ist vor ihm sicher See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Wright, after throwing a boomerang which returns to him, says "It came back that time!", a reference to Charlie Drake's novelty hit 'My Boomerang Won't Come Back'. See more »

Goofs

During the fight at the end of the film George Sanders can be seen wrapped in the model snake BEFORE it is shown happening during the fight. See more »

Connections

References The Criminal (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
(uncredited)
Written by Fred Gilbert
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A dry funny farce
28 September 2002 | by lawlibrarianSee all my reviews

The honest locksmith duped by the crooks only sees the light when he has to open the Tower of London. The cannonball & Bobby are a hoot.

This is an underrated little gem of a film. As long as you like the Pre-Python dry Brit farces.


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