The Cracksman

The Cracksman

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This hugely endearing crime caper stars Charlie Drake as a mild-mannered locksmith whose talents land him in hot water when he's recruited by a criminal gang; Nyree Dawn Porter is the beautiful girl who could spell his downfall, with Oscar winner George Sanders as rival crime boss 'the Guv'nor' opposite Dennis Price (Kind Hearts and Coronets' villainous aristocratic outcast). The Cracksman is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Ernest Wright's peerless prowess as a locksmith comes to the attention of a tough big-time crook, who feels that the little man would be a valuable asset to his crime kingdom. In order to inveigle him into a series of jobs, he sets up a beautiful hostess as a trap, into which the hapless Ernest inevitably falls..!

Cast In Alphabetical Order
Charlie Drake as Ernest Wright Christopher Rhodes as Mr. King Dennis Price as Grantley Eddie Byrne as Domino Finlay Currie as Feathers Geoffrey Keen as Magistrate George A. Cooper as Fred George Sanders as Guv'nor Neil McCarthy as Van Gogh Norman Bird as Policeman Nyree Dawn Porter as Muriel Patrick Cargill as Museum Guide Percy Herbert as Nosher Ronnie Barker as Yossle Wanda Ventham as Sandra
Directed by Peter Graham Scott Produced by W.A. Whittaker Screenplay by Lew Schwarz & Charlie Drake Based on an original idea by Lew Schwarz Released 1963 Running Time 108 minutes.

Synopsis Taken From DVD Cover ©2014 Network

Film Images ©1963 Studiocanal Films Ltd.

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