Two-Way Stretch

Two-Way Stretch

Director: Robert Day

Cast: Peter Sellers, Wilfrid Hyde-White, David Lodge

     
 

Peter Sellers stars as an inmate in a "model prison" run by Maurice Denham. Though Sellers is disinclined to escape (he's never been as comfortable in his life), he is convinced to do so by phony vicar Wilfred Hyde-White, who breaks into jail to outline a robbery scheme. Hyde-White's plan is to have Sellers and his cellmates David Lodge and Bernard Cribbins take a… See more details below

Overview

Peter Sellers stars as an inmate in a "model prison" run by Maurice Denham. Though Sellers is disinclined to escape (he's never been as comfortable in his life), he is convinced to do so by phony vicar Wilfred Hyde-White, who breaks into jail to outline a robbery scheme. Hyde-White's plan is to have Sellers and his cellmates David Lodge and Bernard Cribbins take a brief "vacation" from jail, pull off a big-time robbery, then return undetected to prison, thereby establishing a perfect alibi. Within its 87-minute time span, Two-Way Stretch takes satirical potshots at political bleeding hearts, obese Middle Eastern potentates, and regulation-bound British police officials. One cannot be faulted for wishing that Peter Sellers had stuck to engaging small-scale British farces such as this and had never ventured into such unamusing big-budgeters as The Bobo and There's a Girl in My Soup.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/21/2003
UPC:
0013131193794
Original Release:
1960
Rating:
NR
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:27:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen presentation (1.66:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Peter Sellers bio

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Sellers Dodger Lane
Wilfrid Hyde-White Soapy Stevens
David Lodge Jelly Knight
Bernard Cribbins Lennie Price
Maurice Denham Comdr. Horatio Bennet,The Governor
Lionel Jeffries Chief P.O. Crout
Irene Handl Mrs. Price
Liz Fraser Ethel
Cyril Chamberlain Gate Warder (Day)
Edwin Brown Warder Charlie
John Glyn-Jones The Lawyer
Beryl Reid Miss Pringle
Noel Hood Miss Prescott
Myrette Morven Miss Meakin
Thorley Walters Col. Parkright
Walter Hudd Rev. Patterson
Joe Gibbons Dustman
John Wood Captain
Robert James Police Superintendent
Mario Fabrizi Jones
Olga Dickie Woman in Pub
Eynon Evans Solicitor
Larry Taylor Warder at Rockhampton
John Vivyan Little Prisoner
George Woodbridge Chief P.O. Jenkins
Wallas Eaton Night Warder
Andrew Downie Warder in Prison Garden
William Abney Visiting Room Warder
Warren Mitchell Tailor
Arthur Mullard Fred
Ian Wilson Milkman
Edward Dentith Detective
John Harvey Governor Rockhampton Prison

Technical Credits
Robert Day Director
E.M. Smedley Aston Producer
Jimmy Evans Makeup
Geoffrey Faithfull Cinematographer
Alan Hackney Screenwriter
Len Heath Screenwriter
Kenneth V. Jones Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Roy Rossotti Set Decoration/Design
Bert Rule Editor
E.M. Smedley-Aston Producer
John Warren Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start/Main Titles [2:02]
2. Don't Fence Me In [4:48]
3. The Ladies' Tour [6:18]
4. A Vicar Calls [5:33]
5. Visiting Day [4:40]
6. "Two Million Quid?" [6:09]
7. Goodbye, Jenkins [5:24]
8. "Blimey!" [6:59]
9. Pure Dynamite [4:33]
10. Dig It [5:23]
11. Down the Drain [4:33]
12. Late-Night Pickup [6:16]
13. Setting the Stage [3:48]
14. Up in the Air [4:36]
15. Pure Rubbish [3:04]
16. "Mom, We're Free!" [3:52]
17. The Dirty Vicar [4:22]
18. The Great Robbery Train [3:01]
19. If at First You Don't Succeed... [1:04]
20. End Titles [:41]

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