Operation Snatch

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Operation Snatch
Directed by Robert Day
Produced by Jules Buck
Written by Alan Hackney
Len Heath
John Warren
Story by Paul Mills
Starring Terry-Thomas
George Sanders
Lionel Jeffries
Jocelyn Lane
Music by Ken Jones
Cinematography Geoffrey Faithfull
Edited by Bert Rule
Distributed by Regal Films International (UK)
Release date
  • March 1962 (1962-03) (UK)
Running time
87 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Operation Snatch is a 1962 British comedy film starring Terry-Thomas and George Sanders and directed by Robert Day.[1][2]


The story takes place in Gibraltar, and is based on a local legend: if the resident Barbary apes were ever to leave, the British would lose Gibraltar. This wartime comedy has Terry-Thomas as the keeper of the apes. When one of the apes goes missing, he is required to go behind enemy lines to capture another one, or be personally responsible for the loss of Gibraltar.


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