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Two Way Stretch (1960)





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Peter Sellers stars as an inmate in a "model prison" run by Maurice Denham. Though Sellers is disinclined to escape (he's never been as comfortable in his life), he is convinced to do so by phony vicar Wilfred Hyde-White, who breaks into jail to outline a robbery scheme. Hyde-White's plan is to have Sellers and his cellmates David Lodge and Bernard Cribbins take a brief "vacation" from jail, pull off a big-time robbery, then return undetected to prison, thereby establishing a perfect alibi. Within its 87-minute time span, Two-Way Stretch takes satirical potshots at political bleeding hearts, obese Middle Eastern potentates, and regulation-bound British police officials. One cannot be faulted for wishing that Peter Sellers had stuck to engaging small-scale British farces such as this and had never ventured into such unamusing big-budgeters as The Bobo and There's a Girl in My Soup.

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Peter Sellers
as Dodger Lane
Lionel Jeffries
as Chief P.O. Crout
Wilfrid Hyde-White
as Rev. Basil `Soapy' Fowler
David Lodge
as Jelly Knight
Bernard Cribbins
as Lennie Price
Maurice Denham
as Cmdr. Horatio Bennet
Irene Handl
as Mrs. Price
George Woodbridge
as Warder Jenkins
Cyril Chamberlain
as Warder George
Edwin Brown
as Warder Charlie
John Glyn-Jones
as The Lawyer
Beryl Reid
as Miss Pringle
Noel Hood
as Miss Meakin
Myrette Morven
as Miss Prescott
Thorley Walters
as Col. Arkwright
Walter Hudd
as Rev. Butterworth
Olga Dickie
as Woman in Pub
Joe Gibbons
as Dustman
John Wood
as Captain
Robert James
as Police Superintendent
Ian Wilson
as Milkman
Eynon Evans
as Solicitor
Wallas Eaton
as Night Warder
Larry Taylor
as Warder at Rockhampton
Andrew Downie
as Warder in Prison Garden
William Abney
as Visiting Room Warder
John Vivyan
as Little Prisoner
John Harvey
as Governor Rockhampton Prison
Edward Dentith
as Detective
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Critic Reviews for Two Way Stretch

All Critics (4)

The result is a hilarious crook farce, nicely free of strain and frenzy from start to finish.

December 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Easily forgettable.

January 9, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Two Way Stretch


Delightful, dry comedy with an appeal not unlike a British version of "Hogan's Heroes." The always chipper Wilfred Hyde-White shines even more than Peter Sellers. Alas, the ending is a bit unsatisfying.

Eric Broome
Eric Broome

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