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Checkpoint (1956)

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Stanley Baker's character is sent to steal the plans from another company of their racing car designs, to ensure his employers win the competition. However when opening a safe containing ... See full summary »

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Warren Ingram
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Ted Thornhill
Michael Medwin ...
Ginger
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Anthony Oliver ...
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Philip Gilbert ...
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Stanley Baker's character is sent to steal the plans from another company of their racing car designs, to ensure his employers win the competition. However when opening a safe containing the plans, he triggers an alarm leading to a gun battle where he kills a number of people. James Robertson Justice alarmed by the scandal surrounding the killings orders his agent be killed surreptitiously to hide his involvement with the plot. Written by sarah keynes

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There's a Gun At Your Ribs and Not Enough Gas to Make It to the Next Checkpoint See more »

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16 January 1957 (Denmark)  »

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Straße des Todes  »

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Rank Films Distributors released this film in the USA on a double bill with The Black Tent (1956). See more »

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Music by Roch-Albert (pseudonym of Louis Antoine Jullien)
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A good film for motor racing enthusiasts
17 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The film uses much footage from the Mille Miglia and although the plot is fairly thin it's worth watching for the amount of original footage of period racing cars. From the cars involved and the date of release it would appear to be the 1955 race, which was won by Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson in a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR. The cars used in the 'team' are actually Lagonda versions of the Aston Martin DB3S. Keen observers will note the scenes in the introduction, allegedly set in an Italian car factory, show Sunbeam Rapier bodies on a production line in what would have been Pressed Steel in Coventry. As the Rapier was introduced in 1955 this sets the date. Rootes Group were never slow in offering cars to the British Film Industry for scenes by way of publicity. The sports car bodies shown in part of the scene are obviously made-up replicas with a hint of Porsche. Worth watching if you are a car nut, but the scenery both automotive and geographical outweighs the story.


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