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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 »

Director:

Robert Day

Writers:

Vivian Cox, Alan Hackney (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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. Crout
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)
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Storyline

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

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1960 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Die grüne Minna See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Sellers proved very difficult for director Robert Day to work with and, at one point, even walked off the film. He was eventually persuaded to return, but Day later calculated that he had put about ten days on the shooting schedule through his tantrums. See more »

Goofs

The prisoners are able to escape from their cell by removing the pins from the hinges. For obvious reasons real cell doors do not have hinges on the inside. See more »

Quotes

[Fred's wife has brought in a young baby when she visits Fred in prison]
Fred: How old is he now, my love?
Fred's wife: Eight months, dearest.
[Fred looks suspicious and counts on his fingers]
Fred: But I've been in here nearly two years.
[Fred's wife smiles sweetly]
Fred's wife: Oh yes, Fred. But you sent me some *lovely* letters.
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Remake of Convict 99 (1938) See more »

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Lionel Jeffries steals the show.
17 March 2004 | by jd-116See all my reviews

I found this film hilarious when I first saw it on general release as a small boy, and if anything I find it even funnier now. This film is listed as an early Peter Sellars vehicle, but his fans should be warned that the great Lionel Jeffries steals every scene he is in, starring as the disciplinarian Chief Prison Officer Sidney Crout, "The most evil twisted screw that ever crept down a prison corridor". Great performances too from David Lodge, Bernard Cribbins, Maurice Denham, Irene Handl and Wilfred Hyde-White make this a real repertory ensemble production. And what a witty script. Definitely one of my top ten favourite films of all time (and I bet it didn't cost more than £25,000 to make).

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How could I omit to mention the ravishing Liz Fraser? Funny and gorgeous!


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