Two Way Stretch

Two Way Stretch

Robert Day (1960)

83min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Fans of Peter Sellers rate this British venture, made before he started to believe his own publicity, as one of the best things he did. It's a prison comedy that predates Porridge with a snarling stand-off between cocky convict Sellers, his cellmates Bernard Cribbins and David Lodge, and paranoid warden Lionel Jeffries. The plot - about a group of prisoners trying to break back into jail after a heist - is wonderfully developed and there are delightful cameos along the way from Irene Handl, Wilfrid Hyde White and Liz Fraser.

Summary

Three convicts plot to sneak out of prison, steal a fortune in diamonds from a maharajah, and then creep back in to provide themselves with the perfect alibi. However, their seemingly flawless plan is threatened by the arrival of a strict new prison officer. Comedy, starring Peter Sellers, Bernard Cribbins and Lionel Jeffries.

Cast & Crew

Dodger Lane Peter Sellers
Lennie Price Bernard Cribbins
Chief PO Crout Lionel Jeffries
Jelly Knight David Lodge
Soapy Stevens Wilfrid Hyde-White
Mrs Price Irene Handl
Ethel Liz Fraser
Miss Pringle Beryl Reid
Director Robert Day
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama