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A Prize Of Arms [1962] [DVD]


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  • Actors: Stanley Baker, Tom Bell, Patrick Magee, Rodney Bewes, Fulton Mckay and Geoffrey Palmer
  • Directors: Cliff Owen
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Odeon Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 21 May 2007
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009FHL2Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,785 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Never in the history of crime was so much taken from so many by so few... A gang of criminals acquire an old army truck and try to pass themselves off as military policemen. Their plan is to steal a £250,000 payroll intended for soldiers in the Middle East. Turpin (Stanley Baker) recruits Fenner (Tom Bell) and Swavek (Helmut Schmid) to make up a crack assault team. As the duty guard at the camp raises the barrier, Turpin knows there can be no turning back. His desperate gamble for riches will now be played out to its shattering climax...

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Peter Wade VINE VOICE on 27 Dec 2008
Format: DVD
Having just acquired Sky I came across this film of Films for Men I checked it on the Internet and was interested to know it had good reviews for a film I had never heard of.

It has a stellar cast of bit part actors who later became famous. You will enjoy yourself just spotting the actors such as Blakey and Arthur form on The Buses and Rodney Bewes etc. A veritable cornucopia of British acting talent. It is a gritty well constructed story.

You know what they are going to do but not the actual method. It then unfolds with plenty of surprises and twists.

An underrated British black and white film from the era when the story was all. Stanley Baker playing he usual put upon role of a character with a chip on his shoulder if not both of them Tom Bell in a very good supporting role.

It is set in the British countryside and the depiction of the British army during the 1950s looks and sound very authentic.

If you get the chance to watch this film, do not miss it.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Witchfinder General on 18 April 2008
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I'd never seen this film, never even heard of it. But I found it whilst browsing Amazon and noticed that 2 of our best (deceased)actors were in it. Stanley Baker and Tom Bell. This was a very good film with an excellent script if maybe a bit far fetched, but it had me interested right up to the end. I wanted them to get away with it. Also look out for appearances by some other probably unknown actors at the time. Michael Robbins and Stephen Lewis from On The Buses. Well worth the money. If anyone from Odeon entertainment read this, can you release another excellent film called Jigsaw with Jack Warner 1962. Pleeeeeaaase?????
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Tony Green on 9 Aug 2007
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A really well made true British film, with terrific performances and very able direction. It kept me entertained right until the closing credits. Well done Odeon for releasing this gem.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Birmingham Book Reader VINE VOICE on 17 Aug 2007
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This is as good a 1950's or 1960's British film as you will get.
Great in black and white. Good atmosphere and interest.

Really good buy. A must for any collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Nigel Dyer on 6 Nov 2009
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Terse, bleak, brutal,this is a film that appears on face value to be a simple operation but is swiftly revealed to be labyrinthine and complex. Wonderful, slightly idiosyncratic performances; rich, dense dialogue; fantastic score; evocative photography.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Ferries on 30 Jan 2010
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You need to be an aficionado of the British film industry products of the fifties and sixties. It is an interesting story of the confusion which can arise as an Army unit deploys, in this case during the Suez crisis, and the opportunities which can arise for those with ill intent. Gripping, will they or won't they get away with it. Good photography with actual trucks, huts and uniforms which no longer exist outside the studios.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pontybodkin Pete on 9 July 2009
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A strong storyline and an excellent British cast - just right for those of us who sometimes suffer / enjoy a bit of nostalgia. Is it me, or have you noticed how some of these old black and white films seem much more colourful than most modern films somehow?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr Phibes VINE VOICE on 4 Oct 2009
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Another classic Stanley Baker film. Not his best, but entertaining with a good measure of suspense.
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