Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices... See full summary »
Forsdyke, a pathological petty thief subjects himself to a strict correction course run by a wealthy ex-con Widdowes and his Crooks Anonymous organization. Forsdyke's young and innocent ... See full summary »
Jock's quote "We're all doomed..." predates by several years the same words used as the catch-phrase of John Laurie as Private Frazer, another constitutionally pessimistic Scotsman, in Dad's Army (1968), another 1960s comedy about World War 2. See more »
When the Times Crossword is first introduced to the prisoners,the clue for 1 Across is stated as "What did Jupiter drop?" However when Farrow has completed it, we see the 1 Across clue as "Preserve of Fiction" (solution:"ramjam"). Furthermore the crossword is numbered #4548 while the solution to the previous day's crossword = #9547 - the leading "9" having been amended to a "4". See more »
Funny film about an unpopular POW trying to escape.
A funny film which has maintained its humour since being made in 1961. James Robertson Justice is excellent as an morose and unfriendly POW who must be helped to escape back to England. Well made and with some excellent exchanges between James Robertson and the other POWs.
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