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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
Avice Landone ...
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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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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A new definition of 'low rent'
29 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

GAOLBREAK is another low rent British thriller from the reliably poor Butcher's Film Studios. These films all tend to last for an hour or so and contain very little content other than lots of talking from actors who were never seen or heard of again. The plot of GAOLBREAK concerns a criminal gang who must break one of their number out of prison so that they can commit yet another robbery.

For a thriller, the thrills are in short supply here, and there are just a handful of set-pieces involving safecracking, wall-scaling and the like. The action quota is virtually nil, as is the suspense. Instead what we get is a bland, Roger Moore-lookalike leading man, lots of stodgy melodrama, and some random dancing interludes which sap the pacing still further. It's not amazingly poor, but it's pretty worthless.


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