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A Prize of Arms (1962)

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
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Col. Fowler
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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
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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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'Never in the history of crime was so much taken from so many by so few'

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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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Feature-film debut of Glynn Edwards. See more »

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Competent film with many well-known faces
18 May 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched APOA courtesy of TalkingPictures TV channel, which is proving a treasure trove of little-known films, often low budget, of the 1960s.

The plot unfolded in a satisfying way, with a parade of familiar British actors of yesteryear in small parts, including,as noted, "Likely Lad" Rodney Bewes. Stanley Baker inevitably impresses in the starring role.

The film must have been made with the co-operation of the British Army and so shows officers and soldiers reacting to the raid in an efficient manner. (One or two of the actors could have worn their berets in a more military manner, and there was one sloppy salute - and what about the motor-cycle rider stopping off at a pub for a drink or two on duty?) One thing that did puzzle me was why the highly-strung Fenner was running in a panic through crowds of mocking soldiers and incurring the wrath of, I think, the regimental sergeant-major. Perhaps the clip that showed the reason for this was edited out?

Overall, very entertaining.


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