About

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipments of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country.

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Directed by

Charles Crichton

Written by

T. E. B. Clarke (Screenplay)

Runtime

78 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

The men who broke the bank and lost the cargo!

Cast

Keywords

france farce bank gold ealing souvenir

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#17 on Top 100 British films BFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Alec Guinness