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Time Lock (1957)

A boy is accidentally locked in a bank vault. With less than 10 hours of oxygen left in the vault, it becomes a race to save the boy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pete Dawson
... Colin Walker
... Lucille Walker
Vincent Winter ... The Boy
... Inspector Andrews
... George Foster
... Reporter
Sandra Francis ... Evelyn Webb
... Dr. Hewitson
Jack Cunningham ... Max Jarvis
... Howard Zeeder
Peter Mannering ... Dr. Foy
Roland Brand ... Police Officer
... Welder #1
Murray Kash ... Welder #2
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A boy is accidentally locked in a bank vault. With less than 10 hours of oxygen left in the vault, it becomes a race to save the boy.

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Zwölf Sekunden bis zur Ewigkeit  »

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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

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Seeming error. I realize that 1957 was an earlier time with different methods and equipment, but the medical professionals--including two doctors on the scene--were way too slow in waiting until they got the boy into the ambulance before beginning to attempt resuscitation. Today, resuscitation attempts would begin as soon as the medics got their hands on the patient. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: TORONTO

FRIDAY JULY 12

5·55 p.m. See more »

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Remake of First Performance: Time Lock (1956) See more »

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Music by Trevor Duncan
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Carry On Sweating!
5 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

One type of movie we Brits used to do really well was the 'B' movie. In the '50's and '60's, British studios churned out dozens of supporting features, inexpensively produced, often featuring actors of whom no-one had ever heard, and while being far from masterpieces they proved very enjoyable. 'Time Lock' was one such picture. Based on a play by Arthur Hailey ( author of 'Airport' ), it tells the story of a little boy who accidentally gets trapped in a bank vault, and of the numerous attempts to rescue him. Robert Beatty heads the cast, which features a young Sean Connery as one of the would-be rescuers. What's surprising is that the picture was directed by Gerald Thomas, future 'Carry On' director. He brings a Hitchcock-like feel to the story, and one wishes he'd made a few more films in this vein. 'Time Lock' is above average, and worth catching if it comes round on television. The person who likened the film to 'Plan 9 From Outer Space' deserves to be locked in a vault himself. The only thing they have in common is they are both in black and white!


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