A short, 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 catch him and is sent to jail. Once there, some ...
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A short, 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 catch him and is sent to jail. Once there, some gangsters gain his friendship to cheat him again and to help them escape.Written by
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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 »
During the fight at the end of the film, in a long shot just before the guillotine chops off the toes of Ernest's shoes, The Guv'nor (George Sanders) can be seen wrapped in the model snake BEFORE it is shown happening during the fight. See more »
[Ernest tries to console Sandra after she tearfully tells him her story about the parcel in the safe]
I can't think why I'm telling you all this. You're a complete stranger.
That's all right. Sometimes it does you good to get a thing like that off your ch...
[being short, Ernest is roughly at the level of Sandra's breasts and he can't help looking at them]
...off your mind.
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Opening credits prologue: THE CREED OF A LOCKSMITH
A Locksmith always remembers his public trust; that with him rests the security of property and fortune. As a public guardian he places trust and honour above temptation. His honesty is incorruptible. He is an artiste at his trade and the symbol of skill and integrity to the world. See more »
I hadn't seen anything with Charlie Drake since I was a child. This was on TV recently and I watched it out of sheer boredom. Gradually, I got engrossed in it and found that it contained moments of sheer genius.
I think that Charlie Drake is a forgotten comedy hero who beats his contemporaries hands-down when it comes to acting ability.
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