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I Promised to Pay (1961)
"Payroll" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  20 May 1962 (USA)
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A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ... See full summary »

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A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong, when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ahead with the robbery, but when the driver of the armoured van is killed in the raid, his wife plans revenge, and with the police closing in, the gang start to turn on each other. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Brilliant... Brutal... Torn from tonight's headlines!

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Despite its Newcastle setting not one character has a genuine "Geordie" (Newcastle/Tyneside) accent. See more »

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It Happens Every Day
Written by Tony Osborne & Norman Newell
Sung by Eddie Ellis
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Francoise Prevost who brings this film to life
16 September 2008 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

This is a very decent British crime film with some excellent moments. Tom bell carries off the part of the main baddie pretty well but I do not feel he is consistently good throughout, although this may well be shortcomings in the script, which certainly needed tightening up. I thought Billie Whitelaw rather unconvincing as mother of two and amateur sleuth, but she just about gets away with it. No, for me it is Francoise Prevost who brings this film to life. She dominates every frame she is in and the whole film seems to step up a gear. We are uncertain as to her motives and I am sure this is intended if unusual in a film such as this. Most refreshing that we should take to a character and then not really be sure whether we should be cheering or not. Shades of 'The Wire'?!! There is some fine location action and indeed it is some of the car or hideout interiors that slow the film down. Overall though, well worth a watch and something out of the ordinary.


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