Calculated Risk

Calculated Risk

Norman Harrison (1963)

PG Certificate


Our Score
The only thing of interest about this tatty little drama is a cameo from Warren Mitchell as a dodgy market trader who sells William Lucas the explosives he needs for his bank job. The story isn't a bad one - about a gang that comes across an unexploded Second World War bomb while tunnelling into a vault - but Norman Harrison directs with no sense of suspense at all and, instead of being nail-biting, the plight of the thieves becomes side-splittingly funny. Mitchell apart, the whole enterprise has a Public Service Broadcasting feel to it.


An ex-convict plans one last daring heist, by tunneling into a bank vault through the basement of a neighbouring house. Crime drama, starring William Lucas and John Rutland.

Cast & Crew

Kip John Rutland
Steve William Lucas
Julie Dilys Watling
Simmie Warren Mitchell
Dodo Shay Gorman
Nodge Terence Cooper
Ron David Brierly
Director Norman Harrison
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: McLeod Prods LtdGuidance: Some swearing.