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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:

John Warren (original story), Len Heath (original story) | 3 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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Genres:

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

(at around 61 minutes) The driver reversing the Black Maria is not white-haired Soapy Stevens, but a black-haired double. 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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Convict 99 (1938) See more »

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Entertaining comedy film.
29 June 1999 | by hedgehog-10See all my reviews

An excellent film with well acted parts by all the actors, especially the supporting cast. Also an original ending to get around the UK Censor requirements of the day, that criminals can't be seen to profit from their crimes. Lionel Jeffries is excellent as the hard disciplined prison officer, who is eventually caught out by the criminals.


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