The Switch (1963 film)

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The Switch
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Produced by Philip Ridgeway
Lance Comfort
Written by Colin Fraser
Based on An original story by Philip Ridgeway
Starring Anthony Steel
Zena Marshall
Conrad Phillips
Music by Eric Spear
Cinematography Stephen Dade
Edited by Tom Simpson
Philip Ridgeway Productions
Distributed by J. Arthur Rank
Release date
May 1963
Running time
69 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Switch is a 1963 British crime drama film directed by Peter Maxwell and starring Anthony Steel, Zena Marshall and Conrad Phillips.[1] A criminal gang smuggles watches into the country by hiding them in a petrol tank of a woman's car.


Caroline Markham (Zena Marshall) is abducted by a criminal gang because she knows too much. The gang specialise in smuggling wrist watches into the country. Customs official Bill Craddock (Anthony Steel) attempts to rescue Caroline.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide wrote, "Audiences are likely to check their watches frequently during this lifeless crime thriller."[2]


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