Breakout (1959 film)

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Directed by Peter Graham Scott
Produced by Leslie Parkyn
Julian Wintle
Written by Peter Barnes
Based on the book Breakout by Frederick Oughton[1]
Starring Lee Patterson
Hazel Court
Terence Alexander
Dermot Kelly
Cinematography Eric Cross
Edited by Eric Boyd-Perkins
Distributed by Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • March 1959 (1959-03)
Running time
62 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Breakout is a 1959 British drama film directed by Peter Graham Scott and starring Lee Patterson, Hazel Court, Terence Alexander.[2] A local government official leads a double life when organising a breakout from a prison.


Critical reception[edit]

Sky Movies noted a "Low-budget, but very tense prison escape thriller, with a suitably tough performance from Canadian-born actor Lee Patterson as the jailbreak expert. The suspense also owes a debt to edgy performances from a number of faces familiar in British films, including Hazel Court, John Paul, Billie Whitelaw, William Lucas, Rupert Davies, Dermot Kelly and Terence Alexander. A gripper."[3]


  1. ^ Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter – via Google Books. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Breakout". 

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