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Strongroom (1962)

| Crime, Drama | May 1962 (UK)
During a bank robbery, the manager and a cashier are locked in the strongroom while the crooks escape. Later when the gang realise that their plan to release the pair has gone wrong, they ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Gordon ...
Mr. Spencer
John Chappell ...
John Musgrove
Ann Lynn ...
Rose Taylor
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Griff
Keith Faulkner ...
Len
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Alec (as Morgan Sheppard)
Hilda Fenemore ...
Charlady
Diana Chesney ...
Charlady
Ian Colin ...
Creighton
Pamela Conway ...
Secretary
Colin Tapley ...
Haynes
Kevin Stoney ...
Police Sergeant
Duncan Lewis ...
Mortuary Attendant
John Dearth ...
Police Sergeant Hopkins
Lockwood West ...
Police Inspector
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During a bank robbery, the manager and a cashier are locked in the strongroom while the crooks escape. Later when the gang realise that their plan to release the pair has gone wrong, they return to the bank to try and release them before the police turn up.. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Twelve minutes to live... or die!

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Overlooked Gem!!
8 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Strongroom" is a classic example of how a supposedly insignificant "B" film, can catch the viewers attention, and hold onto it like a vice. Of many such films produced in the UK, during the mid-50's/early 60's, it is quite probably the best. The story, outlined by other reviewers, is quite novel and the acting is generally top notch, given the film's limited budget. The script, and more importantly the direction, is absolutely first class and Vernon Sewell does an excellent job in cranking up the tension throughout the film. The ending is hard-hitting and unexpected. All-in-all, a super little movie that won't disappoint anyone who seeks it out.


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