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Jailbreak (1962)

Gaolbreak (original title)
A family of burglars and safecrackers plan a heist at a jewelry store. When one of the family--who is the safecracking expert--gets arrested and jailed, they hatch a plan to break him out so he can take part in the robbery.

Director:

Francis Searle

Writers:

A.R. Rawlinson (story), A.R. Rawlinson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Reynolds ... Eddie Wallis
Avice Landone ... Mrs. Wallis (as Avice Landon)
David Kernan ... Len Rogerson
Carol White ... Carol Marshall
John Blythe ... Slim
David Gregory David Gregory ... Ron Wallis
Robert Desmond Robert Desmond ... Page
Stewart Guidotti Stewart Guidotti ... John
Geoffrey Hibbert Geoffrey Hibbert ... Dr. Cambus
Robert Fyfe ... Wally
Carl Bernard Carl Bernard ... Inspector Brand
Katharine Page Katharine Page ... Mrs. Harris
Sidney Vivian Sidney Vivian ... Mr. Marshall
Marianne Stone ... Mrs. Marshall
Ivor Dean ... Barrington
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A family of burglars and safecrackers plan a heist at a jewelry store. When one of the family--who is the safecracking expert--gets arrested and jailed, they hatch a plan to break him out so he can take part in the robbery.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jailbreak See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Butcher's Film Service See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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B Awful
15 February 2003 | by glyntreharne-1See all my reviews

One of the many second features churned out by Butchers. It has a brainless plot by A.R. Rawlinson about a mother (Avice Landone) and her two criminal sons (Peter Reynolds & David Gregory) who use a newsagents as a front for their nefarious deeds. The gang plan to crack open a safe, unfortunately Gregory, who is the expert in this field, is behind bars. Thus Landone makes plans to break him out. Carol White turns up as the pregnant girlfriend of David Kernan, who has reluctantly became involved in the shenanigans. At this early point in her career White shows none of the promise that was later to win her acclaim in Cathy Comes Home and Poor Cow. In fact after this hysterical performance it is a wonder she was ever employed again. At one stage of the film the actress playing her mother says "Oh Carol, stop acting", to which White's character replies "I'm not acting!". Such insight in an actor is rare.


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