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The Big Chance (1957)

 |  Drama  |  September 1957 (UK)
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A clerk sees his big chance to escape a humdrum existence, but his resolve is tested as many unexpected obstacles arise.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Maxwell
William Russell ...
Bill Anderson
Ian Colin ...
Adam Maxwell
Penelope Bartley ...
Betty Anderson
Ferdy Mayne ...
Dimitri Aperghis
John Rae ...
Mr. Jarvis
Mary Jones ...
Miss Jessop
Douglas Ives ...
Stan Willett
Doris Yorke ...
Mrs. Willett
John Walters ...
Customs Man
Reginald Hearne ...
Customs Official
Edwin Richfield ...
Café Owner
Peter Swanwick ...
Passport Official
Howard Lang ...
Saw Mill Man
Richard Shaw ...
Airport Official


A clerk sees his big chance to escape a humdrum existence, but his resolve is tested as many unexpected obstacles arise.

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Excellent quota-quickie
9 June 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie manages to pack into an hour what most take two hours to do. The frustrated husband decides to make a run for it - his plan is to empty the safe he's in charge of (full of foreign currency) and smuggle it out of the country and make a new start in Panama. Except everything that can possibly go wrong DOES! He ends up on the run with a beautiful girl who is trying to flee her husband and finds himself in an awful pickle, and finally begins to realise that maybe life wasn't so bad beforehand...excellent performances all around and the first half will have you constantly on your toes, especially with the very 'Jaws'-like drumbeat (perhaps, seeing the date, this was what inspired Jaws? Hmmm)

I liked it. 9/10.

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