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Jailbreak (1962)

Gaolbreak (original title)
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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Peter Reynolds ...
Eddie Wallis
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Mrs. Wallis (as Avice Landon)
David Kernan ...
Len Rogerson
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Carol Marshall
John Blythe ...
Slim
David Gregory ...
Ron Wallis
Robert Desmond ...
Page
Stewart Guidotti ...
John
Geoffrey Hibbert ...
Dr. Cambus
Robert Fyfe ...
Wally
Carl Bernard ...
Inspector Brand
Katharine Page ...
Mrs. Harris
Sidney Vivian ...
Mr. Marshall
Marianne Stone ...
Mrs. Marshall
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Barrington
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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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Crime | Drama

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April 1962 (UK)  »

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1.37 : 1
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It's cinema, but not as we know it
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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