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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Steel ...
Bill Fraser
Odile Versois ...
Francesca
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O'Donovan
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Warren Ingram
Maurice Denham ...
Ted Thornhill
Michael Medwin ...
Ginger
Paul Muller ...
Petersen
Lee Patterson ...
Johnny Carpenter
Anne Heywood ...
Gabriela
Anthony Oliver ...
Michael
Philip Gilbert ...
Eddie
MacDonald Hobley ...
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Robert Rietty ...
Frontier Guard
Andreas Malandrinos ...
Night Watchman
Dino Galvani ...
Hotel Hall Porter
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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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car | thief

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120 MPH on a Road Built for an Ox Cart See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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16 January 1957 (Denmark)  »

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Anthony Steel was nearly fired because of his out of control drink of problem. See more »

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La Tarantelle de Belphegor
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Music by Roch-Albert (pseudonym of Louis Antoine Jullien)
Arranged by Jacob (Will) Kappey
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Above average car 'thriller'.
7 April 2006 | by (Devon, England) – See all my reviews

With simply stunning scenery which has now been all but destroyed or tamed by modernity, this film is more than a good British film, it is a wonderful tourist film and social documentary. A typically stout performance by JRJ helps the film retain some semblance of realism against a backdrop of lakes and mountains that post war Britain must have forgotten about.

The cars are the undoubted stars of the film, with many classic marques in evidence. They alone can make the hairs stand up on your neck as they go through small villages at (slightly) unbelievable speeds whilst driver and co-driver mange to hold a conversation!! Other performances are up to usual standards for the type of film, and as usual in this type of film, young men are played by ever-so-slightly older ones.

Overall a good film that can help while away a wet afternoon whilst taking you back to the post-war era that didn't really exist.


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