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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 more »

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Dodger Lane
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Jelly Knight
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Lennie Price
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Soapy Stevens (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
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The Governor
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Chief P.O. Crout
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Mrs. Price
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Ethel
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Miss Pringle
Noel Hood ...
Miss Prescott
Myrette Morven ...
Miss Meakin
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Chief P.O. Jenkins
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Warder Charlie
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Gate Warder (Day)
Wallas Eaton ...
Gate Warder (Night)
Andrew Downie ...
Garden Warder
William Abney ...
Visiting Room Warder
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Col. Parkright
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Captain
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Police Superintendent
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Rev. Patterson
Mario Fabrizi ...
Jones
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Tailor
John Glyn-Jones ...
Lawyer
Arthur Mullard ...
Fred
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Fred's wife
Joe Gibbons ...
Dustman
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Milkman
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Detective
John Harvey ...
Governor Rockhampton Prison
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Shorthouse (as John Vyvyen)
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Postman
Homi Bode ...
Court Chamberlain
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Armstrong ...
Vicar (uncredited)
Del Baker ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Abe Barker ...
Sam - Oldest Inhabitant (uncredited)
Robin Burns ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
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Modeling Prisoner (uncredited)
Harold Coyne ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Robert Day ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Dearlove ...
Train Station Guard (uncredited)
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Woman in Pub (uncredited)
Tony Doonan ...
Prisoner in Garden (uncredited)
Eynon Evans ...
Solicitor (uncredited)
George Hilsdon ...
Harold (uncredited)
George Holdcroft ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Frederick Kelsey ...
Vicar (uncredited)
Alf Mangan ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Jack May ...
Prison Visitor (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
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Rockingham Quarry Prison Warder (uncredited)
Joe Wadham ...
Security Van Driver (uncredited)
Hedger Wallace ...
Detective (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Day

Written by

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John Warren ... (original story) and
Len Heath ... (original story)
 
John Warren ... (screenplay) and
Len Heath ... (screenplay)
 
Alan Hackney ... (additional dialogue)
 
Vivian Cox ... (writer)

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E.M. Smedley-Aston ... producer (as M. Smedley Aston)

Music by

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Ken Jones

Cinematography by

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Geoffrey Faithfull ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Bert Rule

Editorial Department

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Alan Bell ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Paul Sheridan ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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John Box

Makeup Department

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Jimmy Evans ... makeup artist
Joyce James ... hairdresser

Production Management

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Harold Buck ... production supervisor
Jacques de Lane Lea ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kip Gowans ... assistant director
John Danischewsky ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Roy Rossotti ... assistant art director (as Roy Rosotti)
Ted Barnes ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Roger Cain ... assistant art director (uncredited)
John Graysmark ... set designer (uncredited)
Wallis Smith ... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Marjory Whittington ... prop buyer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Maurice Askew ... sound recordist
Paddy Cunningham ... sound recordist
Teddy Mason ... dubbing editor (as Ted Mason)
Jack Smart ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Charles Wheeler ... boom operator (uncredited)
George Widdows ... sound maintenance (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Frank Drake ... camera operator
John Deaton ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Norman Hargood ... still photographer (uncredited)
Dennis C. Lewiston ... focus puller (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John Irwin ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Bob Rayner ... wardrobe master (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ken Jones ... conductor

Other crew

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George Black Jr. ... presenter: in association with (as George and Alfred Black)
Alfred Black ... presenter: in association with (as George and Alfred Black)
Lee Turner ... continuity
Arthur Cleaver ... production accountant (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Nothing Barred (United Kingdom)
  • Two-Way Stretch (United Kingdom)
  • Two-Way Stretch (Ireland, English title)
  • Le paradis des monte-en-l'air (France)
  • Die grüne Minna (Germany)
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  • 78 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Liz Fraser (Ethel) was still learning to drive at the time the film was made. In the scene where Ethel follows the army convoy in an Aston Martin, she kept stalling as she set off on cue, so ropes were attached to the front of the car, out of shot, and it was towed. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Devil Inside (1961). See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: H.M. PRISON HUNTLEIGH See more »
Quotes [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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