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A Prize of Arms (1962)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 12 October 1962 (West Germany)
A criminal gang sets out to pull off the heist of a large army payroll.

Director:

Cliff Owen

Writers:

Paul Ryder (screenplay), Nicolas Roeg (from an original story by) (as Nicholas Roeg) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stanley Baker ... Turpin
Helmut Schmid ... Swavek
Tom Bell ... Fenner
John Phillips ... Col. Fowler
Patrick Magee ... RSM Hicks
John Westbrook ... Capt. Stafford
Kenneth MacKintosh Kenneth MacKintosh ... Capt. Nicholson (as Kenneth Mackintosh)
Jack May Jack May ... MO
Frank Gatliff ... Maj. Palmer
Michael Ripper ... Cpl. Freeman
Rio Fanning Rio Fanning
John Rees John Rees ... Sgt. Jones
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Storyline

A criminal gang sets out to pull off the heist of a large army payroll.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

'Never in the history of crime was so much taken from so many by so few'

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1962 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Netz See more »

Filming Locations:

Sussex, England, UK See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Rodney Bewes. See more »

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A little known movie that deserves much better.
4 September 2016 | by hsequeira77See all my reviews

This a forgotten gem. The term "heist movie" should have been created for pictures like this one. A little known director hitting all the right notes, a great screenplay and a great cast (Stanley Baker is a favorite of mine). The movie is the heist, no prologue required; the characters are defined by the action (just brief dialogue to tell us something about the past of Stanley Baker and Helmut Schmid). The film grabs the viewer from the first scene, and never lets go. A nail bitter all the way. The ending is a Knock out; this one really ends with a bang. Today action directors should watch this movie. Maybe they would learn something.


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