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Two Way Stretch (1960)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Crime | 4 March 1960 (Ireland)
Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices... See full summary »


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John Warren (original story), Len Heath (original story) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Sellers ... Dodger Lane
David Lodge ... Jelly Knight
Bernard Cribbins ... Lennie Price
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Soapy Stevens (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
Maurice Denham ... The Governor
Lionel Jeffries ... Chief P.O. Grout
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Price
Liz Fraser ... Ethel
Beryl Reid ... Miss Pringle
Noel Hood Noel Hood ... Miss Prescott
Myrette Morven Myrette Morven ... Miss Meakin
George Woodbridge ... Chief P.O. Jenkins
Edwin Brown ... Warder Charlie
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Gate Warder (Day)
Wallas Eaton Wallas Eaton ... Gate Warder (Night)


Dodger Lane (Peter Sellers) has planned the perfect robbery while in prison. He intends to break out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds, and break back into prison before anyone notices. With only a few days' sentence left, and the perfect alibi, what could possibly go wrong? Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Comedy | Crime


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Did You Know?


Maurice Denham plays the Governor who has his watch stolen. In the TV series Porridge (1974) he plays a jailed judge who has his watch stolen. See more »


When Crout inspects the three prisoners' cell, Lane squirts an air freshener to clear the smell of cigarettes, then thrusts the freshener into his jacket pocket. For obvious reasons, prison jackets are never equipped with pockets. See more »


[Dodger is reading the financial pages of the newspaper in his prison cell]
Dodger Lane: Cor, the bottom's dropped right out of Colonial Cocoa. When you knock off any money, lads, never put it on the Stock Exchange - I'll tell you that for nothing.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: H.M. PRISON HUNTLEIGH See more »


References Breakout (1959) See more »

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Peter Sellers finest film!
22 May 2000 | by mcgoverngarrettSee all my reviews

This 1960 M. Smedley Aston production has everything lovers of classic British comedy could hope for.Sellers plays Dodger Lane,a lag who is having such a cushy time in the clink he couldn't care less whether he gets out or not.'Rooming' with two old chums they plan an unlikely heist of priceless diamonds while still inside. This is probably my favourite Sellers comedy of all time with marvellous performances from all concerned.Star of the show, hands down,has to be Lionel Jeffries as the hard-boiled prison officer 'Crouty' who is hell-bent on making the lads last few days of incarceration as miserable as possible. If you haven't seen this movie you're in for a treat.Forget Inspector Clouseau,this is the definitive Peter Sellers.

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4 March 1960 (Ireland) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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