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The Cracksman [DVD]

Charlie Drake , George Sanders , Peter Graham Scott    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Charlie Drake, George Sanders, Dennis Price, Nyree Dawn Porter, Patrick Cargill
  • Directors: Peter Graham Scott
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Feb 2014
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00F988PYQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,026 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

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..!

SPECIAL FEATURES:
[] Original Theatrical Trailer
[] Image Gallery
[] Promotional material PDFs

Product Description

United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Mono ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: 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 spells 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...! ...The Cracksman ( The Cracks man )

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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In common with many movies from the forsaken ABPC / Associated British Picture Corporation, this has taken decades to be given a new lease of life, in this case a beautiful Cinemascope 2.35:1 print in rich colours. By far Charlie Drake's best studio vehicle, light years ahead of the rest: the best of the stories Jimmy Wallis at ABPC lined up for him immediately after this were subject to procrastination, and in three years during the swinging sixties enough tastes changed for his final film to fall flat. This picture captured the public mood, and took an absolute fortune. In 1966, when our Charlie finally had a fourth picture given the go-ahead, they gave him a cast-off that had been intended for Tony Hancock in 1964 (meanwhile ABPC had put the exceedingly difficult Hancock onto its ABC-Tv, into a filmed tv show format that had been a cast-off from another contracted comic).

Like many studios of the time (including, as is forgotten under the sound of their big guns, all the Hollywood ones) ABPC would try to subsist on a diet of medium-sized low-risk concepts, but now watch for a wonderful array of long-forgotten and often brilliant Associated British productions: recommended as try outs are GUNS OF DARKNESS (filmed 1961), BULLDOG DRUMMOND AT BAY (1936), CROOKS IN CLOISTERS (1963), CHASE A CROOKED SHADOW (1956), WILL ANY GENTLEMEN...? (1952), IT HAPPENED IN GROSVENOR SQUARE (1945), DANDY DICK (1934), HAPPY GO LOVELY (1950). Eagerly awaited from Network and studiocanal are the likes of EYEWITNESS (1969), the marvelous George Cole in his vehicle TOP SECRET (1952), Errol Flynn's THE DARK AVENGER (1954) as a starter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Timeless 29 May 2014
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Not a comedian not known for the films that he made but as popular as Norman Wisdom and his films
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good old fashioned laugh 3 April 2014
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Set in London's swinging sixties, a look back at slap-stick fun. A strong cast, with Drake playing his role admirably.
Storyline a bit predicable but a good laugh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 60s in one 23 May 2014
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it took me back when I was groing up brilliant film you cant beet a bit of charley drake fantastic couldn't ask for better thank you so much
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