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The Pot Carriers (1962)

A convict is involved in a food-trading racket in prison.

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Peter Graham Scott
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Fraser ... Red Band
Paul Massie ... Rainbow
Carole Lesley ... Wendy
Dennis Price ... Smooth Tongue
Paul Rogers ... Governor
Davy Kaye Davy Kaye ... Mouse
Eddie Byrne ... Chief Officer Bailey
Campbell Singer Campbell Singer ... Prison Officer Mott
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ... Lang
Patrick McAlinney ... Dillon
Neil McCarthy ... Bracket
Vanda Godsell ... Mrs. Red Band
David Davies David Davies ... Prison Officer Tom
David Ensor David Ensor ... Judge
Keith Faulkner Keith Faulkner ... Young Prisoner
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A convict is involved in a food-trading racket in prison.

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The Inside Story of Men Inside...And the Rackets They Run!

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Comedy | Drama

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Dennis Price filmed his two scene role in a day. See more »


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Peace Pipe
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Written by Norrie Paramor
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Comparisons with "Porridge"
16 May 2020 | by trimmerb1234See all my reviews

This film came first - Porridge came 12 years later and is I think Pot Carriers with jokes and a comic lead - but lacking the intricate and authentic plot and character portrayals of the original. Ronald Fraser is good - if you follow what he's about. He's proud to be a professional thief and is not sitting out his sentence but boosting his "professional" reputation by the neatness of the scams he works inside - to earn him big respect when he comes out. A sunny likable manner, gets on with everyone and apparently keeping his nose clean is earning him maximum remission. Best of all, he and his associates are as they put it "Living like Kings" eating better food than the screws who are themselves being paid off from the proceeds to look the other way. The complicated interlocking barter economy is clever and sounds believable> He's neither Bogart nor Ronny Barker - the part doesnt call for either but he dominates the film. Porridge, having seen this, appears something of a rip-off


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Küchenbullen See more »

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