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The Cracksman (1963)

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A shorty, kind, very innocent and efficient locksmith is cheated by a burglar in order to rob a car and to open a safe strongbox. The police catches him and is sent to jail. Once there some... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Drake ...
Ernest Wright
Nyree Dawn Porter ...
Muriel
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Guv'nor
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Grantley
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Nosher
Eddie Byrne ...
Domino
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Feathers
Geoffrey Keen ...
Magistrate
George A. Cooper ...
Fred
Patrick Cargill ...
Museum Guide
Norman Bird ...
Policeman
Neil McCarthy ...
Van Gogh
Christopher Rhodes ...
Mr. King
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Yossle
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Sandra
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A shorty, kind, very innocent and efficient locksmith is cheated by a burglar in order to rob a car and to open a safe strongbox. The police catches him and is sent to jail. Once there some gangsters gain his friendship to cheat him again and help then to escape. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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5 February 1965 (East Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Kein Schloß ist vor ihm sicher  »

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Trivia

Wright, after throwing a boomerang which returns to him, says "It came back that time!", a reference to Charlie Drake's novelty hit 'My Boomerang Won't Come Back'. See more »

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During the fight at the end of the film George Sanders can be seen wrapped in the model snake BEFORE it is shown happening during the fight. See more »

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Featured in Arena: Drake's Progress (2001) See more »

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In a Monastery Garden
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Music by Albert W. Ketèlbey
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Surprisingly Enjoyable
10 May 2000 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I hadn't seen anything with Charlie Drake since I was a child. This was on TV recently and I watched it out of sheer boredom. Gradually, I got engrossed in it and found that it contained moments of sheer genius.

I think that Charlie Drake is a forgotten comedy hero who beats his contemporaries hands-down when it comes to acting ability.


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