The Cracksman

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The Cracksman
The Cracksman FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Peter Graham Scott
Produced by W.A. Whittaker
Starring Charlie Drake
Nyree Dawn Porter
George Sanders
Dennis Price
Music by Ron Goodwin
Cinematography Harry Waxman
Edited by Richard Best
Associated British Picture Corporation
Distributed by Warner-Pathé Distributors
Release date(s) 1963
Language English

The Cracksman is a 1963 British comedy film directed by Peter Graham Scott.


Charlie Drake plays an honest locksmith whose problem is that he cannot resist the challenge of a lock. He gets smoothtalked into a safecracking scheme by a couple of ruthless gangsters. He is duped by a debonair con man into opening a car and safe, and lands in jail for a year. He is released, but gets trapped again. He finds himself as a pawn being manipulated by two gangs, and receives a three year jail sentence and an undeserved reputation as a master thief. With the help of undercover police woman, played by Nyree Dawn Porter, he helps trap the crooks and clear his name.


Additional credits[edit]

  • Delia Derbyshire created the sound for the "In a Monastery Garden" sequence. The instrument is, in her words, "an Eb safe-unlocking mechanism".


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