A short, kind, very innocent and efficient locksmith is cheated by a burglar in order to rob a car and to open a safe strongbox. The police catch him and is sent to jail. Once there, some ...
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After yet another smash-and-grab goes wrong, a bungling trio of small-time crooks flash an idea of using a fire engine as a getaway vehicle. But they keep being mistaken for genuine firemen and it starts to become a flaming nuisance.
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A short, kind, very innocent and efficient locksmith is cheated by a burglar in order to rob a car and to open a safe strongbox. The police catch him and is sent to jail. Once there, some gangsters gain his friendship to cheat him again and to help them escape.Written by
Michel Rudoy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Closing credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious and any similarity to any persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »
During the fight at the end of the film, in a long shot just before the guillotine chops off the toes of Ernest's shoes, The Guv'nor (George Sanders) can be seen wrapped in the model snake BEFORE it is shown happening during the fight. See more »
[Ernest tries to console Sandra after she tearfully tells him her story about the parcel in the safe]
I can't think why I'm telling you all this. You're a complete stranger.
That's all right. Sometimes it does you good to get a thing like that off your ch...
[being short, Ernest is roughly at the level of Sandra's breasts and he can't help looking at them]
...off your mind.
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Opening credits prologue: THE CREED OF A LOCKSMITH
A Locksmith always remembers his public trust; that with him rests the security of property and fortune. As a public guardian he places trust and honour above temptation. His honesty is incorruptible. He is an artiste at his trade and the symbol of skill and integrity to the world. See more »
Charlie Drake plays a naif.Every time he is asked to do a job as a cracksman it turns out he is being duped by a crook.Caught by the police he is sent to prison.This is repeated ad nauseum.For some reason they have included a night club scene which could easily have been cut to bring the film down to a more manageable and less boring 90 minutes.To me only 30 seconds of this film retained my interest.That is when Drake is shown in the East Stand of the marvellous art deco palace that was the East Stand Highbury.I reckon the filming must have taken place after the big freeze of 1962/63.Watch the film for this and nothing else.
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