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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 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 ...
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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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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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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
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A dry funny farce
28 September 2002 | by (Kansas City, USA) – See all my reviews

The honest locksmith duped by the crooks only sees the light when he has to open the Tower of London. The cannonball & Bobby are a hoot.

This is an underrated little gem of a film. As long as you like the Pre-Python dry Brit farces.


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