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The Safecracker (1958)

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96 min | Crime, War, Drama

An honest expert on locks, Colley Dawson turns safe-cracker after he meets Benny Carfield, unscrupulous dealer in antiques; Dawson steals the goods and Carfield disposes of them, and the resulting profits enable Dawson to lead a double ...See moreAn honest expert on locks, Colley Dawson turns safe-cracker after he meets Benny Carfield, unscrupulous dealer in antiques; Dawson steals the goods and Carfield disposes of them, and the resulting profits enable Dawson to lead a double life with small-part film actress Vi. Scotland Yard catches up with him and Dawson is sentenced to ten years in prison. Two years later, in 1940, England is at war with Germany, and the War Office, planning a raid on a German-occupied ch√Ęteau in Belgium, is looking for a man who can crack a difficult safe so that the contents, containing lists of Nazi agents in Britain, can be photographed without leaving a trace of the operation. Dawson, in exchange for the eight years of prison awaiting him, agrees to do the job. He, of course, also gets involved with the daughter, Irene, of the local resistance leader. Written by Les Adams See less
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Rhys Davies (story) (as Lt. Colonel Rhys Davies) | Bruce Thomas (story) | Paul Monash
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Updated Mar 5, 1958

Release date
Oct 1, 1958 (United States)

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Ray Milland
Colley Dawson Colley Dawson   See fewer
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Barry Jones
Bennett Carfield Bennett Carfield   See fewer
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Ernest Clark
Major Adbury Major Adbury   See fewer
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Cyril Raymond
Inspector Frankham Inspector Frankham   See fewer
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Percy Herbert
Sergeant Harper Sergeant Harper   See fewer
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Barbara Everest
Mrs. Dawson Mrs. Dawson   See fewer
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Anthony Nicholls
General Prior General Prior   See fewer
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David Horne
Herbert Fenwright Herbert Fenwright   See fewer
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Colin Gordon
Dakers Dakers   See fewer
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Clive Morton
Sir George Turvey Sir George Turvey   See fewer
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John Welsh
Inspector Owing Inspector Owing   See fewer
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Pamela Stirling
Belgian Messenger Belgian Messenger   See fewer
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Colin Tapley
Colonel Charles Mercer Colonel Charles Mercer   See fewer
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Henri Vidon
Lonsen (as Henry Vidon) Lonsen (as Henry Vidon)   See fewer
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Ian MacNaughton
Thomson Thomson   See fewer
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Bernard Fox
Shafter Shafter   See fewer
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Richard Shaw
Bailey Bailey   See fewer
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Barry Keegan
Squadron Leader Hawkes Squadron Leader Hawkes   See fewer
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Jackie Collins
Fenwright's Secretary Fenwright's Secretary   See fewer
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Ferdy Mayne
Greek Ship Owner Greek Ship Owner   See fewer
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Arnold Bell
Detective Detective   See fewer
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Gerald Case
Car Salesman Car Salesman   See fewer
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John Robinson
Assistant Chief of Staff Assistant Chief of Staff   See fewer
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Basil Dignam
Air Vice Marshal Air Vice Marshal   See fewer
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Sam Kydd
McCullers McCullers   See fewer
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Hilda Fenemore
Mrs. McCullers Mrs. McCullers   See fewer
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Bernard Foreman
Foreman Foreman   See fewer
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David Lodge
Parachute Instructor Parachute Instructor   See fewer
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Richard Marner
German N.C.O German N.C.O   See fewer
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Wolf Frees
German Commandant German Commandant   See fewer
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Carl Conway
German Sergeant German Sergeant   See fewer
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Ernst Walder
German Security Policeman German Security Policeman   See fewer
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Hyma Beckley
Dog Track Crowd (uncredited) Dog Track Crowd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alf Casha
Man in Crowd (uncredited) Man in Crowd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Dillon
Man in Crowd (uncredited) Man in Crowd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Otto Friese
German Soldier (uncredited) German Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Mervyn
Admiralty Commander (uncredited) Admiralty Commander (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Phelps
Soldier / Policeman (uncredited) Soldier / Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paddy Smith
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 238 votes