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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:
For its day, a most enjoyable and influential 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:
Robert James is dubbedSee more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: The prisoners are able to escape from their cell by removing the pins from the hinges. For obvious reasons real cell doors do not have hinges on the inside.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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Movie Connections:
References Breakout (1959)See more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
For its day, a most enjoyable and influential film., 30 November 2003
Author: johnson50 from March (or Die), ENGLAND

A very influential film in the history of the British cinema that spawned one of the most popular TV series that there has ever been in Britain.

The characters are all wonderful. Peter Sellers as the suave and crafty Dodger, Bernard Cribbins as the not too bright Lenny, David Lodge as the old lag Jelly, Lionel Jeffries in a masterful performance as Mr. Crout (who bears more than a passing resemblance to Hitler), Wilfred Hyde White as the slippery and devious Soapy Stevens and, my favourite, Liz Fraser as the ravishing Ethel. Most of these characters plus others were lifted wholesale from the film, with name changes, to form the cast of the hit TV series 'Porridge', still one of the funniest things on British TV, even 30 years down the line.

The plot is inventive and extremely silly, if a little predictable, and there are plenty of laughs even if some of the vehicles are pretty well tried. The film stands the test of time well I feel. The characters are well stereotyped and so live on and prison doesn't change much, I suppose, and so it retains its relevance.

Quite what non-British viewers would make of it, I'm not sure, as there is much British slang in the dialogue and much of it would be meaningless, but if you can get round that, this film is well worth a watch.

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