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
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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)  »

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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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Music by Trevor Duncan
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Carry On Sweating!
5 October 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

One type of movie we Brits used to do really well was the 'B' movie. In the '50's and '60's, British studios churned out dozens of supporting features, inexpensively produced, often featuring actors of whom no-one had ever heard, and while being far from masterpieces they proved very enjoyable. 'Time Lock' was one such picture. Based on a play by Arthur Hailey ( author of 'Airport' ), it tells the story of a little boy who accidentally gets trapped in a bank vault, and of the numerous attempts to rescue him. Robert Beatty heads the cast, which features a young Sean Connery as one of the would-be rescuers. What's surprising is that the picture was directed by Gerald Thomas, future 'Carry On' director. He brings a Hitchcock-like feel to the story, and one wishes he'd made a few more films in this vein. 'Time Lock' is above average, and worth catching if it comes round on television. The person who likened the film to 'Plan 9 From Outer Space' deserves to be locked in a vault himself. The only thing they have in common is they are both in black and white!


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