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Two Way Stretch
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Director:
Writers:
Vivian Cox (writer)
Alan Hackney (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
4 March 1960 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Peter Sellers finest film! See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Peter Sellers ... Dodger Lane
David Lodge ... Jelly Knight

Bernard Cribbins ... Lennie Price

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Soapy Stevens (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Maurice Denham ... The Governor

Lionel Jeffries ... 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)
Andrew Downie ... Garden Warder
William Abney ... Visiting Room Warder
Thorley Walters ... Col. Parkright

John Wood ... Captain
Robert James ... Police Superintendent
Walter Hudd ... Rev. Patterson
Mario Fabrizi ... Jones

Warren Mitchell ... Tailor
John Glyn-Jones ... Lawyer
Arthur Mullard ... Fred
Vivienne Martin ... Fred's wife
Joe Gibbons ... Dustman
Ian Wilson ... Milkman
Edward Dentith ... Detective
John Harvey ... Governor Rockhampton Prison
Johnny Vyvyan ... Shorthouse (as John Vyvyen)
Harry Littlewood ... Postman
Homi Bode ... Court Chamberlain
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abe Barker ... Sam - Oldest Inhabitant (uncredited)
Robert Day ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Dearlove ... Train Station Guard (uncredited)
Olga Dickie ... Woman in Pub (uncredited)
Tony Doonan ... Prisoner in Garden (uncredited)
Eynon Evans ... Solicitor (uncredited)
Larry Taylor ... Rockingham Quarry Prison Warder (uncredited)
Hedger Wallace ... Detective (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Day 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Vivian Cox  writer
Alan Hackney  additional dialogue
Len Heath  writer
John Warren  writer

Produced by
E.M. Smedley-Aston .... producer (as M. Smedley Aston)
 
Original Music by
Ken Jones 
 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Faithfull (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bert Rule 
 
Casting by
Paul Sheridan (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
John Box 
 
Makeup Department
Jimmy Evans .... makeup artist
Joyce James .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Harold Buck .... production supervisor
Jacques de Lane Lea .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kip Gowans .... assistant director
John Danischewsky .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Roy Rossotti .... assistant art director (as Roy Rosotti)
Roger Cain .... assistant art director (uncredited)
John Graysmark .... set designer (uncredited)
Wallis Smith .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Maurice Askew .... sound recordist
Paddy Cunningham .... sound recordist
Teddy Mason .... dubbing editor (as Ted Mason)
Jack Smart .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Charles Wheeler .... boom operator (uncredited)
George Widdows .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Drake .... camera operator
John Deaton .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Norman Hargood .... still photographer (uncredited)
Dennis C. Lewiston .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Irwin .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Bob Rayner .... wardrobe master (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Alan Bell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ken Jones .... conductor
 
Other crew
George Black Jr. .... presenter: in association with (as George and Alfred Black)
Alfred Black .... presenter: in association with (as George and Alfred Black)
Lee Turner .... continuity
Arthur Cleaver .... production accountant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Two-Way Stretch" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK (alternative spelling)
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Runtime:
78 min | 87 min (TCM Print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:S | Germany:12 | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1961) | UK:U

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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:
Revealing mistakes: (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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Movie Connections:
References Convict 99 (1938)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Peter Sellers finest film!, 22 May 2000
Author: Garrett McGovern from Dublin, Ireland

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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