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August 1959 (UK) See more »
Serving a jail sentence for a crime he didn't commit, Paul Langley makes several attempts to escape from prison, in order to clear his name. He also has other problems, his wife is about to go into labor with their first baby. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Lee Patterson ... Paul Langley
Conrad Phillips ... Sgt. Morrison

Michael Goodliffe ... Inspector Walters
Jack Allen ... Dr. Hayden
Yvette Wyatt ... Ann Fisher
Gillian Vaughan ... Wendy
Felicity Young ... Joan Langley
Trevor Maskell ... Dr. Lucas
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Colin ... (uncredited)
Charles Leno ... (uncredited)
Harold Siddons ... Harry (uncredited)
Helen Towers ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Hayers 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Barnes  writer

Produced by
Leslie Parkyn .... producer
Julian Wintle .... producer
Original Music by
Franz Reizenstein 
Cinematography by
Eric Cross 
Film Editing by
Tristam Cones 
Art Direction by
Eric Saw 
Sound Department
Len Page .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vi Murray .... wardrobe
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
Douglas Gamley .... composer: source music (uncredited)

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58 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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First screened to cinemas in England as a second feature, it was later in 1961 screened in America as an episode in the first series of "Kraft Mystery Theater" (1959).See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Nicely made and won't disappoint., 16 February 2009
Author: spottedowl from Australia

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This is another surprise packet dragged from the obscurity barrel. The mainly unknown actors are excellent, the camera work is exceptionally good and the direction is tight and effective.

It's a real pity that there is not more substance to the plot, which has a convict escape prison to be by the side of his wife when she gives birth to their first child. There are complications with the birth from which the wife dies just as the husband manages to get to her.

While this could be turned into a melodramatic tear jerker, that doesn't happen here due to the fast pace of the movie and the inevitable recapture of the husband after the mandatory chase through the hospital.

Certainly this will not make any 'Top 10' list but is well worth watching for the bit under an hour run time. 3.5 / 5

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