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Escape by Night (1964)
"Clash by Night" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  29 August 1964 (USA)
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A bus carrying prisoners on their way to jail, is hijacked by a gang, who want to free one of the passengers. The rest of the prisoners are locked in a petrol soaked barn, and warned not to... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Terence Longdon ...
Martin Lord
Jennifer Jayne ...
Nita Lord
Harry Fowler ...
Doug Roberts
Alan Wheatley ...
Ronald Grey-Simmons
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Victor Lush
John Arnatt ...
Inspector Croft
Hilda Fenemore ...
Mrs. Peel
Arthur Lovegrove ...
Ernie Peel
Vanda Godsell ...
Mrs. Grey-Simmons
Richard Carpenter ...
Danny Watts
Mark Dignam ...
Sydney Selwyn
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Mawsley
Stanley Meadows ...
George Brett
Tom Bowman ...
Bart Rennison
Ray Austin ...
The Intruder (as Ray Austen)
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A bus carrying prisoners on their way to jail, is hijacked by a gang, who want to free one of the passengers. The rest of the prisoners are locked in a petrol soaked barn, and warned not to escape. When the police find the body of the freed prisoner, dead in a car crash, they try and backtrack, to find the bus, and the rest of the prisoners, before the barn catches fire. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Interesting little "b" movie
4 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't agree fully with the first reviewer of this film. Whilst I accept that all the clichés are indeed overworked and obvious as the previous reviewer points out , the film itself is entertaining in other ways. As a period piece of the 60's it is great to see that the British stalwarts are all there. Terence Longdon , the lead is o.k. It's good to see Harry Fowler in a typical wide eyed cockney performance. Also of interest is Alan Wheatley ( t.v's villainous Sheriff of Nottingham in the Richard Greene - Robin Hood series ) and lo and behold there is John Arnatt ( the deputy sheriff from the same series ). This time however they are on opposite sides of the law. I suppose it's especially interesting for me as for many years I was a friend of Alan Wheatley's. He was a fine educated man who enthralled me with his tales of filming and the many stars he worked with. I always enjoy his film performances.Then there is Jennifer Jayne ( from t.v's William Tell ), Peter Sallis, Robert Brown, all great supporting actors of British cinema. Taken as a low budget filler there is much enjoyment to be had from the film. O.k. so prisoner's bus is hi jacked and the passengers who all but one are criminals are left stranded in a barn covered with paraffin. One of the prisoners is a loony, another is a decent guy who may have committed fraud, another is a petty thief who has to discover the error of his ways, plus we have the lead's character who killed a guy attempting to rape his wife. So there you have it, all the plot lines are indeed cliché, but the acting from the stalwarts fleshes out the characters and time flies by. Give it a whirl and don't be too harsh.


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