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Cash on Demand (1961)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  October 1961 (UK)
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A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

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Colonel Gore Hepburn (as Andre Morell)
Richard Vernon ...
Pearson
Norman Bird ...
Arthur Sanderson
Kevin Stoney ...
Detective Inspector Bill Mason
Barry Lowe ...
Peter Harvill
Edith Sharpe ...
Miss Pringle
Lois Daine ...
Sally
Alan Haywood ...
Kane
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Storyline

A ruthless crook abducts the wife and child of a bank manager and then masquerades as an insurance company detective while scheming to rob the institution in this crime drama. Unfortunately, some of the manager's employees learn about the plot and the terrified manager must beg them to remain silent. Fortunately, the cops have been on the case all along. Written by Dylan Conner

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Taglines:

PERFECT PLAN! PERFECT CRIME! PERFECT SUSPENSE! (original ad - all caps)

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

October 1961 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Assalto ao Cofre  »

Box Office

Budget:

£37,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The famous film company Hammer only invested only a mere £37,000 by 2009 standards for the making of this film. See more »

Goofs

Although failing to shut the inner vault door should result in a burglar alarm going off in 30 seconds, a full 41 tension-filled seconds elapse before Fordyce closes it without harm. See more »

Quotes

Fordyce: Banking is one of the few dignified businesses left in the world, Miss Pringle. Do you mind if we keep it that way?
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Connections

Remake of Theatre 70: The Gold Inside (1960) See more »

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The First Noel
Traditional English carol
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Almost perfect
11 February 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This delightful little low-budget film is one of Hammer's least-known efforts and also one of their best. The story is a reworking of "A Christmas Carol", as Peter Cushing's bank manager, a cold and austere man, and a petty tyrant to his staff, goes through a terrible experience which leads him to change his ways. Cushing is quite superb as the manager and Andre Morell almost as good as the urbane thief who controls events until the denouement. The plot twists and turns and the writing is first-class.


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