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Seven Keys (1961)

An ex-con goes looking for his late cellmate's hidden loot.

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Credited cast:
Jeannie Carson ... Shirley Steele
Alan Dobie ... Russell
Delphi Lawrence ... Natalie Worth
... Norman
... Jefferson
... Governor
Robertson Hare ... Mr. Piggott
... Mrs. Piggott
Alan White ... Warder
... Mr. Barber
... Estate Agent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Evans ... Freddy's Wife
... Police Sergeant. (Opening Scene)
... Freddy
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An ex-con goes looking for his late cellmate's hidden loot.

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Good thriller, extraordinary cast
16 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

This lower-case parable is a highly entertaining and well-plotted thriller, boasting a charismatic, intelligent and droll lead performance by Alan Dobie that impresses with his star quality.

The film is most notable for having the most extraordinary cast of well-known British character actors and comedians, several of them popping up for a single scene. There are of course many from the Independent Artists repertory company, including Delphi Lawrence, John Carson and Philip Locke. But there are also several familiar scene-stealers from a previous generation, including Robertson Hare, Fabia Drake and Colin Gordon. And eagle-eyed viewers will also spot future stars in impossibly tiny roles, such as Peter Barkworth, Robert Lang and Brian Peck. Virtually everybody is somebody, and for the fan of the British B movie it's a treat.


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