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The Break (1962)

Not Rated | | Crime | 1962 (UK)
A dangerous prisoner, Jacko Thomas, overpowers his police guard and jumps from a speeding train in the Dartmoor countryside. In the ensuing fight Jacko kills the guard and makes his way to ... See full summary »

Director:

Lance Comfort

Writers:

Pip Baker (original story), Jane Baker (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tony Britton Tony Britton ... Greg Parker
William Lucas ... Jacko Thomas
Eddie Byrne ... Judd Tredgar
Robert Urquhart Robert Urquhart ... Pearson
Sonia Dresdel ... Sarah
Edwin Richfield ... Moses
Gene Anderson Gene Anderson ... Jean Tredgar
Christina Gregg Christina Gregg ... Sue Thomas
Patrick Jordan Patrick Jordan ... Driver
John Junkin ... Harry
Marshall Jones ... Jim
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Storyline

A dangerous prisoner, Jacko Thomas, overpowers his police guard and jumps from a speeding train in the Dartmoor countryside. In the ensuing fight Jacko kills the guard and makes his way to a secluded hotel on the moors where Tredgar is being paid to arrange a safe transit for Jacko and his sister Jean. But Jean as no idea of Jacko's murderous character, and when an ex-policeman and a famous novelist book into the isolated hotel, the scene is set for a series of murders and a shocking climax.

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Crime

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Abrindo Caminho à Bala See more »

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Mancunian Film See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

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Judd Tredgar: Leave him alone Jacko!
Greg Parker: [recognising the name of a wanted murderer] Jacko? Jacko Thomas?
Jacko Thomas: You see - he's just beggin' to die!
Judd Tredgar: Jacko! He's harmless. Don't make things worse.
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Sterling work in a rural Brit crime flick
14 September 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

THE BREAK is a typical British crime picture which effortlessly delivers the goods in a low budget way. It's one of those films where a bunch of characters are holed up in an isolated location and each have their own motivations for being there, although this time around it's a grubby farmhouse B&B which gives the film a kind of muddy, down to earth charm: a story of barns and mud-splattered vehicles, if you will.

Presiding over things is William Lucas, a violent escaped criminal in the great British B-movie tradition. Lucas plays a truly sinister and ruthless character who dominates the proceedings quite considerably. Writer hero Tony Britton is a bore by comparison, but there are some finely-judged supporting performances here from the likes of Robert Urquhart and Edwin Richfield as a farm worker.

Hard-working director Lance Comfort gets every penny of his budget up on the screen and there are no slow spots or glaring errors that stand out. The female characters have more importance to the storyline than usual and there are some exciting set-pieces including a chase through the countryside that reminded me of a scene in THE WALKING DEAD involving the Governor; a film to rival the big boys at times, then.


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