This is an enjoyable British B-movie crime thriller. Made in 1962, the movie opens on an Easter Saturday with a gang of bank robbers led by Griff, (Derren Nesbitt) who having carried out the robbery, then proceeds to lock the manager, (Colin Gordon) and his assistant (played by Ann Lynn) in the bank's vault.
On discovering that the vault will remain sealed until the following Tuesday, one of the gang gets an attack of conscience, having realised that the pair will have suffocated by then, eventually the race is on to release the couple. While I won't give anything away, the ending is certainly memorable. This low budget crime movie benefits from solid performances, which provides an effective level of tension.
For anyone who can recall the 1957 movie "Time Lock", in which a small boy is locked inside a time vault, "Strongroom" certainly bears a resemblance.
The included 2-page leaflet states that this second feature was generally more popular with cinemagoers than the main feature, the leaflet also features brief biographies of the main stars and the director. The black and white picture quality is very good, no subtitles, the only extras are a selection of best of British trailers.