Seven Keys (film)

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Seven Keys
"Seven Keys" (1961).jpg
UK quad poster
Directed by Pat Jackson
Produced by Leslie Parkyn
Julian Wintle
Written by Henry Blyth
Jack Davies
Starring Alan Dobie
Jeannie Carson
Music by Alan Clare
Cinematography Ernest Steward
Edited by Lionel Selwyn
Distributed by Anglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
February 1961 (UK)
Running time
57 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Seven Keys is a 1961 British crime thriller directed by Pat Jackson and starring Alan Dobie.[1][2]


Alan Dobie plays a convict who is bequeathed a set of seven keys by a fellow prisoner. After discovering that the deceased was an embezzler who stole £20,000 that was never recovered; he sets out to find the cash after finishing the last three months of his sentence. However he must first solve the mystery of which locks the keys fit, and run the gauntlet of the police and a number of gangsters who are after him and the money.[3]


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide described it as a "well-worn crime picture...A tame entry directed by former World War II documentarian Jackson, whose later works failed to make any impact on audiences".[4] Britmovie wrote, "Pat Jackson, who made his name with such wartime documentaries as Western Approaches, intelligently directed this ingenious low-budget crime drama."[5]


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