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Two Way Stretch (1960)

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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:

20 December 1960 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Die grüne Minna  »

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| (TCM Print)

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

[Fred's wife has brought in a young baby when she visits Fred in prison]
Fred: How old is he now, my love?
Fred's wife: Eight months, dearest.
[Fred looks suspicious and counts on his fingers]
Fred: But I've been in here nearly two years.
[Fred's wife smiles sweetly]
Fred's wife: Oh yes, Fred. But you sent me some *lovely* letters.
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Connections

Remake of Convict 99 (1938) See more »

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Peter Sellers finest film!
22 May 2000 | by (Dublin,Ireland) – See all my reviews

This 1960 M. Smedley Aston production has everything lovers of classic British comedy could hope for.Sellers plays Dodger Lane,a lag who is having such a cushy time in the clink he couldn't care less whether he gets out or not.'Rooming' with two old chums they plan an unlikely heist of priceless diamonds while still inside. This is probably my favourite Sellers comedy of all time with marvellous performances from all concerned.Star of the show, hands down,has to be Lionel Jeffries as the hard-boiled prison officer 'Crouty' who is hell-bent on making the lads last few days of incarceration as miserable as possible. If you haven't seen this movie you're in for a treat.Forget Inspector Clouseau,this is the definitive Peter Sellers.


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