The Primitives

The Primitives

Alfred Travers (1962)

U Certificate


Our Score
The Primitives are four jewel thieves - three men led by one woman - posing as entertainers, who draw upon their skill with disguises in their nefarious schemes. Jan Holden is Cheta, well named as the female cat burgler of the team, who becomes an inconvenient love interest. When they rob a London jewellers, the British police spot the unusual thespian quality of the crime and get on their tails. All pretty incredible yet watchable in a Mission: Impossible kind of way.


A gang of jewel thieves, led by a female mastermind, pose as nightclub entertainers, using their skills with disguises to commit their heists. But the theatrical nature of the robberies soon arouses suspicion. Crime drama, starring Jan Holden and Bill Edwards.

Cast & Crew

Cheta Jan Holden
Peter Bill Edwards
John Rio Fanning
Claude George Mikell
Sgt Henry Terence Fallon
Philip Derek Ware
Director Alfred Travers
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists Ltd