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Escape by Night (1964)

Clash by Night (original title)
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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Terence Longdon ...
Martin Lord
Jennifer Jayne ...
Nita Lord
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Doug Roberts
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Victor Lush
Alan Wheatley ...
Ronald Grey-Simmons
Vanda Godsell ...
Mrs. Grey-Simmons
Arthur Lovegrove ...
Ernie Peel
Hilda Fenemore ...
Mrs. Peel
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Sydney Selwyn
John Arnatt ...
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Richard Carpenter ...
Danny Watts
Stanley Meadows ...
George Brett
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Tom Bowman ...
Bart Rennison
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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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Lively (if slightly dated) British drama
19 January 2015 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This looked to be a possibly decent action movie from the early 1960's and I wasn't disappointed. Having missed the opening credits when it was shown on television, I nonetheless identified four of the cast (Longdon, Sallis, Fowler, Meadows); all stalwarts of British screen and TV. The plot could have been straight from 'The Tales of Edgar Wallace', the box-set of which I own and love! England isn't like it's portrayed here anymore but it was like that then in terms of values, crime and punishment, scenery, dress and even the vehicles and road markings etc. People shared WW2 experiences and this often included the characters and of course the actors who are so professional in their performances despite some shortcomings in story and other aspects of film-making. Yes, it's not as good as some of my favourite classic British films from the preceding years such as 'The Cruel Sea' or 'The League of Gentlemen' but this has a decent 'B' movie plot including one or two unexpected twists and keeps your attention until the not entirely predictable ending.


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