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Two Way Stretch (1960)

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
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Mrs. Price
Liz Fraser ...
Ethel
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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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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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4 March 1960 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Die grĂ¼ne Minna  »

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1.66 : 1
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Robert James is dubbed 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, Jelly and Lennie have escaped in a prison van with the help of Ethel and Mrs Price who have now joined them in the van]
Ethel: [to Dodger] Oh Dodger, dear, it's lovely to see you again. I do hope everything goes all right. We'll have a lovely honeymoon.
Jelly Knight: [ironically] Marvellous - you in Holloway, him in Dartmoor.
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References The Wooden Horse (1950) See more »

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"Basket weaving? - I'll get you baskets weaving...!"
14 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Despite "Two way stretch" usually being described as a "Peter Sellers film" it is an ensemble piece featuring some of the best British character actors of the 1950s and 60s.Maurice Denham,George Woodbridge,Thorley Walters,Wilfred Hyde-White and the wonderful Lionel Jefferies decorate this movie.Mr Jefferies in particular was never better than as CPO Crout the slightly mad successor to the kind-hearted veteran George Woodbridge. "Basket weaving?.....I'll get you baskets weaving !" he rants on being told that the cons are being taught that country craft. The usual lovable Cockneys and middle-class dunderheads make up the rest of the cast. It is the sort of film knocked out in a few weeks for silly money that the British Film Industry once excelled at.It wasn't "Great Art" but it was great fun.Now you need millions from the Lottery to make something a first-year Film Studies person would leave on the cutting-room floor. "Two way stretch " had no sex,no violence and no bad language,three of the requisites for comedy writers these days.It still makes a lot of people laugh.Not many modern comedies do.Is this a "Duh" moment?


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