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Time Lock (1957)

A boy is accidentally locked in a bank vault. With less than ten hours of oxygen left in the vault, it becomes a race to save the boy.

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

Arthur Hailey (by), Peter Rogers (script) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Beatty ... Pete Dawson
Lee Patterson ... Colin Walker
Betty McDowall ... Lucille Walker
Vincent Winter ... The Boy
Robert Ayres ... Inspector Andrews
Alan Gifford ... George Foster
Larry Cross ... Reporter
Sandra Francis Sandra Francis ... Evelyn Webb
Gordon Tanner ... Dr. Hewitson
Jack Cunningham Jack Cunningham ... Max Jarvis
Victor Wood ... Howard Zeeder
Peter Mannering Peter Mannering ... Dr. Foy
Roland Brand Roland Brand ... Police Officer
Sean Connery ... Welder #1
Murray Kash Murray Kash ... Welder #2
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Storyline

A boy is accidentally locked in a bank vault. With less than ten hours of oxygen left in the vault, it becomes a race to save the boy.

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Genres:

Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1957 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Zwölf Sekunden bis zur Ewigkeit See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

For some reason, the helicopter sent to pick up Pete Dawson (Robert Beatty) has had its number covered over with a number on a piece of cloth that is tied on. See more »

Goofs

Seeming error. I realize that 1957 was an earlier time with different methods and equipment, but the medical professionals--including two doctors on the scene--were way too slow in waiting until they got the boy into the ambulance before beginning to attempt resuscitation. Today, resuscitation attempts would begin as soon as the medics got their hands on the patient. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: TORONTO

FRIDAY JULY 12

5·55 p.m. See more »

Connections

Remade as ITV Sunday Night Theatre: Time Lock (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Lance and Plume
(uncredited)
Music by Trevor Duncan
Boosey & Hawkes Music Ltd
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First speaking role for Connery in minor "B" movie.
8 September 2019 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

I didn't expect Sean Connery to have any dialogue for this little known "B" picture but to my surprise, he does have quite a few lines to act with. His character has no depth or significance however and isn't even given a name. He is one of many cast members involved in a simple story about a young boy who's accidentally locked inside a bank vault. The usual scenario follows: a race against time, the need to find a particular person who can help with the situation in hand, panicking characters etc. No one in the cast is well known apart from Connery and he hadn't appeared in many films before this one. The production moves along at a reasonable pace, dialogue is standard but the last few minutes includes a tense moment or two.


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