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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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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)  »

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Das Netz  »

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Good thriller with some nice twists.
12 July 2006 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I was surprised that this film has not yet been reviewed here since it stars a major British talent, the late Sir Stanley Baker.

The film is set against a background of a Suez type military action. The main protagonists including Tom Bell of later Prime Suspect fame, decide this would be a perfect time to rob an army camp where there is lots of cash for the deployment and an overall atmosphere of confusion.

The plan is well thought out and feasible but, inevitably small things start to go wrong. The film is quite gripping and the whole business is resolved in a more than competent fashion.

The screenplay of the movie was co-written by Nicholas Roeg. The version I watched, a PAL disc viewed NTSC ran 102 minutes.


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