Two Way Stretch (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

Two Way Stretch (1960)

Two Way Stretch (1960)

Two Way Stretch





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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
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On DVD: Jan 21, 2003

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

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 11, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Easily forgettable.

Full Review… | January 9, 2011
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October 8, 2005

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
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