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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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Cast

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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)

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

October 1961 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Assalto ao Cofre  »

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Budget:

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

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This is a remake of Theatre 70: The Gold Inside (1960). Both André Morell (Colonel Gore-Hepburn) and Richard Vernon (Mr. Pearson) reprised their roles in the film version. 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

Hepburn: [to Pearson] ... and you might sat, in my opinion, it would take a very clever fellow to rob this bank...
[chucles]
Hepburn: ... and I'm an expert.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

The First Noel
Traditional English carol
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Suspense never came better than this!
26 December 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is unbelievably riveting from start to finish. I first saw this film in the late sixties and never forgot this compelling tale of sheer suspense.It is rare indeed for a film with just two principal characters to sustain a film with sheer psychological terror. I'd say don't miss! (albeit, sadly, a little seen movie).


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