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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

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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 ...
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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)  »

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Kein Schloß ist vor ihm sicher  »

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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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Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by William S. Gilbert
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The George & Charlie Show
1 September 2002 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

British comedian Charlie Drake is an acquired taste, and at his best as the hapless "cracksman" of the title in this modest little spoof of crime pictures. The script is sharper than one might expect from this kind of film, and little Charlie is up to his ears in trouble. His endearing innocence (if not talent) suggests a contemporary version of Chaplin; while his physical appearance suggests the love child of Ned Beatty and Mickey Rooney, making him wholly appropriate for comedy,--and nothing else. He plays so well with bad guy George Sanders, who really comes to life here, that I can almost imagine them as a comedy team, which sounds ludicrous I know, as they would have seemed so incongruous together, but then again comedy teams generally do,


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