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Time Lock (1957)

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A boy is accidentally locked in a bank vault. With less than 10 hours of oxygen left in the vault, it becomes a race to save the boy.

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Lee Patterson ...
Betty McDowall ...
Lucille Walker
Vincent Winter ...
The Boy
Robert Ayres ...
Insp. Andrews
Alan Gifford ...
Larry Cross ...
Reporter
Sandra Francis ...
Evelyn Webb
Gordon Tanner ...
Jack Cunningham ...
Max Jarvis
Victor Wood ...
Howard Zeeder
Peter Mannering ...
Roland Brand ...
Police officer
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Welder #1
Murray Kash ...
Welder #2
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A boy is accidentally locked in a bank vault. With less than 10 hours of oxygen left in the vault, it becomes a race to save the boy.

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5 September 1957 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Zwölf Sekunden bis zur Ewigkeit  »

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Two cups of water splashed around are not going to cool down thick sheet metal that has just been blow-torched. And nobody in their right mind would be sticking their bare arm through any hole immediately after the last quarter inch has been blow-torched either. See more »

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Remake of First Performance: Time Lock (1956) See more »

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Lance and Plume
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Music by Trevor Duncan
Boosey & Hawkes Music Ltd
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Simpe but gripping story
5 March 2007 | by (Sussex, England) – See all my reviews

A very simple story of a young boy accidentally locked in a bank vault with no way of getting out until the time lock is released some 60 hours later, well after the air will have run out. No way except, of course, breaking in. And that's it. Together with an average cast and fairly wooden performances from some of them this should, by rights, have been no more than an average fifties film. Its strength, however, is its script. This kept the story very tight with very little embellishment and a great deal of intelligence. Usually with this type of story there are many gaps where one cannot help but feel that a truck could be driven through the errors made or the ridiculous twists. With Time Lock, however, the script covers virtually everything that the viewer would consider. Details such as the thinking and methodology of how to get into the vault, organising the people required and even such items as the possible medical effects on the boy and how to calculate the amount of air left to breathe. All this had a great effect on building the tension and I had to watch it until the end. One of the most enjoyable films that I have seen in a while.


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