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Calculated Risk

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 1963
  • Norman Harrison
  • 71 mins
  • PG

Summary

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

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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KipJohn Rutland
SteveWilliam Lucas
JulieDilys Watling
SimmieWarren Mitchell
DodoShay Gorman
NodgeTerence Cooper
RonDavid Brierly

Crew

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DirectorNorman Harrison

Details

Theatrical distributor
McLeod Prods Ltd
Languages
English
Guidance
Some swearing.
Formats
Black and white
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