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A Prize of Arms (1962)

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A criminal gang sets out to pull off the heist of a large army payroll.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Turpin
Helmut Schmid ...
Swavek
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Fenner
John Phillips ...
Col. Fowler
Patrick Magee ...
RSM Hicks
John Westbrook ...
Capt. Stafford
Kenneth MacKintosh ...
Capt. Nicholson
Jack May ...
MO
Frank Gatliff ...
Maj. Palmer
Michael Ripper ...
Cpl. Freeman
Rio Fanning
John Rees ...
Sgt. Jones
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Adams ...
Cpl. Glenn
Anthony Bate ...
Sgt. Reeves
Rodney Bewes ...
Pvt. Maynard
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A criminal gang sets out to pull off the heist of a large army payroll.

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Crime | Drama

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12 October 1962 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Das Netz  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Superior British Thriller
29 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The long awaited DVD release cover gives equal billing to Rodney Bewes and Fulton McKay. Why? Bewes only has one line and I cannot recall Fulton McKay at all. Surely Patrick Magee should have taken a billing slot? Apart from that I consider this film to be on a par with the likes of Hell Drivers, Hell is a City, Villain and Robbery - all finely cast gritty crime dramas of that era. The tight direction, army camp locations, vehicles used and military discipline & bull all add to the reality. The film is gripping throughout and keeps you in suspense. Although Stanley Baker and Tom Bell are again typecast as villains, it would be difficult think of other actors who could have carried this off, except say for Michael Craig. Well recommended.


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