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Jailbreak (1962)
"Gaolbreak" (original title)

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A family of burglars and safecrackers plan a heist at a jewelry store. When one of the family--who is the safecracking expert--gets arrested and jailed, they hatch a plan to break him out so he can take part in the robbery.

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Credited cast:
Peter Reynolds ...
Eddie Wallis
Avice Landone ...
Mrs. Wallis
David Kernan ...
Len Rogerson
Carol White ...
Carol Marshall
David Gregory ...
Ron Wallis
John Blythe ...
Slim
Robert Desmond ...
Page
Geoffrey Hibbert ...
Dr. Cambus
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Michael Beint ...
2nd Prison Officer
Carl Bernard ...
Inspector Brand
Ivor Dean ...
Barrington
Robert Fyfe ...
Wally
Stewart Guidotti ...
John
Frank Hawkins ...
Prison Officer
Reginald Hearne ...
Auctioneer (as Reggie Hearne)
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A family of burglars and safecrackers plan a heist at a jewelry store. When one of the family--who is the safecracking expert--gets arrested and jailed, they hatch a plan to break him out so he can take part in the robbery.

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13 July 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Calling "Gaolbreak", and the other output of its producers Butchers Films, a 'B' picture would be unduly flattering. More like a 'C' picture, or even a 'D' picture. A cast of unknowns, with the exception of Carol White (future star of "Cathy Come Home"), take part in a thrill-less "thriller", in which the eponymous "gaolbreak" (why the American spelling?) appears so simple that one wonders if anyone is left inside the prison.

Despite the plodding story, the film has a certain old-world charm; made in the year of my birth, it presents us with a vanished world in which policemen were avuncular but benign and crooks used no language stronger than "you nit!" Leading man Peter Reynolds bears a startling resemblance to Roger Moore ; by a curious coincidence, co-star Ivor Dean would later play dimwitted Chief Inspector Teal opposite Moore in "The Saint".


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