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Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dodger Lane
David Lodge ...
Jelly Knight
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Lennie Price
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Soapy Stevens (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Maurice Denham ...
The Governor
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Chief P.O. Crout
Irene Handl ...
Mrs. Price
Liz Fraser ...
Ethel
Beryl Reid ...
Miss Pringle
Noel Hood ...
Miss Prescott
Myrette Morven ...
Miss Meakin
George Woodbridge ...
Chief P.O. Jenkins
Edwin Brown ...
Warder Charlie
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Gate Warder (Day)
Wallas Eaton ...
Gate Warder (Night)
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Storyline

Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices. With only a few days' sentence left, and the perfect alibi, what could possibly go wrong? Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Comedy | Crime

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Release Date:

4 March 1960 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Die grüne Minna  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Liz Fraser (Ethel) was still learning to drive at the time the film was made. In the scene where Ethel follows the army convoy in an Aston Martin, she kept stalling as she set off on cue, so ropes were attached to the front of the car, out of shot, and it was towed. See more »

Goofs

(at around 61 minutes) The driver reversing the Black Maria is not white-haired Soapy Stevens but a black-haired double. See more »

Quotes

[Dodger is reading the financial pages of the newspaper in his prison cell]
Dodger Lane: Cor, the bottom's dropped right out of Colonial Cocoa. When you knock off any money, lads, never put it on the Stock Exchange - I'll tell you that for nothing.
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References The Wooden Horse (1950) See more »

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Lionel Jeffries steals the show.
17 March 2004 | by (The Levant) – See all my reviews

I found this film hilarious when I first saw it on general release as a small boy, and if anything I find it even funnier now. This film is listed as an early Peter Sellars vehicle, but his fans should be warned that the great Lionel Jeffries steals every scene he is in, starring as the disciplinarian Chief Prison Officer Sidney Crout, "The most evil twisted screw that ever crept down a prison corridor". Great performances too from David Lodge, Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Irene Handl and Wilfred Hyde-White make this a real repertory ensemble production. And what a witty script. Definitely one of my top ten favourite films of all time (and I bet it didn't cost more than £25,000 to make).

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How could I omit to mention the ravishing Liz Fraser? Funny and gorgeous!


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