Two-Way Stretch

Convicts Sellers, Cribbins and Lodge treat prison like a holiday camp and hatch a plan with bogus clergyman Hyde-White to escape from the joint, deprive a maharaja of his jewels, then break back in again to ensure a watertight alibi. Unfortunately, new warden Jeffries is determined to initiate a tougher regime, which puts the gang's plans in jeopardy. With a tight narrative and a raft of top British character actors, this ebullient comedy could hardly go wrong - and it didn't. Reliably amusing stuff.

Release details

Duration: 87 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Day
Screenwriter: John Warren, Len Heath
Cast: Peter Sellers
Irene Handl
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Bernard Cribbins
Lionel Jeffries
Beryl Reid
Thorley Walters
Maurice Denham
David Lodge
Liz Fraser
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