Two-Way Stretch

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Two-Way Stretch
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DVD cover
Directed by Robert Day
Produced by E.M. Smedley-Aston
Written by John Warren
Len Heath
Vivian Cox
Alan Hackney
(add'l dialogue)
Starring Peter Sellers
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Lionel Jeffries
Music by Ken Jones
Cinematography Geoffrey Faithfull
Edited by Bert Rule
Distributed by British Lion Films
Release dates
  • 26 January 1960 (1960-01-26)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Two-Way Stretch, sometimes titled Nothing Barred, is a 1960 British comedy film, about a group of prisoners who plan to break out of jail, commit a robbery, and then break back into jail again, thus giving them the perfect alibi – that they were behind bars when the robbery occurred. However, their plans are disrupted by the arrival of a strict new Chief Prison Officer.

The film was directed by Robert Day from a screenplay by Vivian Cox, John Warren and Len Heath, with additional dialogue by Alan Hackney. The film boasts a rich cast of characters played by, among others, Peter Sellers, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Lionel Jeffries and Bernard Cribbins.

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Production[edit]

The prison scenes were filmed at the West Cavalry Barracks at Aldershot, and the security van robbery at Pirbright Arch in the village of Brookwood in Surrey.

Reception[edit]

The film was the 4th most popular movie at the British box office in 1960.

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