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The Primitives

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 1962
  • Alfred Travers
  • 69 mins
  • U

Summary

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

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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ChetaJan Holden
PeterBill Edwards
JohnRio Fanning
ClaudeGeorge Mikell
Sgt HenryTerence Fallon
PhilipDerek Ware

Crew

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DirectorAlfred Travers

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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