A Prize of Arms

A Prize of Arms

Cliff Owen (1961)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This clever and exciting caper about the stealing of army loot stars Stanley Baker, who was never quite as effective in leading roles as he was playing the supporting villain. Master cameraman and later cult director Nicolas Roeg co-wrote the original story, while underrated British talent Cliff Owen took on the directorial duties. The nail-biting climax is very well handled and there's a terrific co-starring performance from Tom Bell, who is best known for his TV work (Out, Prime Suspect) but in this role (as Fenner) revealed the potential to be an international star. Good reviews at the time didn't help this film's box-office takings, and it became known as just another average British thriller. Shame.


An ex-Army officer sacked for his black-market dealings teams up with an explosives expert to take revenge on his former superiors by stealing a military payroll. Crime drama, starring Stanley Baker, Tom Bell and Helmut Schmidt.

Cast & Crew

Actor Stanley Baker
Actor Tom Bell
Actor Helmut Schmidt
Actor John Phillips
Director Cliff Owen

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Bryanston Films LtdAvailable on: DVD