Wolf Rilla directs Terence Morgan, Yoko Tani and Mai Zetterling in this British thriller where a petty thief seduces an exotic innocent and stumbles onto a big score.
Teatime crime that probably felt quite hardhitting in its day. It takes most of the movie before the heist even dominates the action but the build up is pleasant in its own right. The swindle – involving tunnelling into an embassy vault via the London Underground… makes for a pretty gripping finale. The real location work adds to the atmosphere. Dennis Price and William Hartnell hit their marks perfectly, elevating stock supporting roles.
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