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½ February 17, 2016
A quintessentially mid-20th century British comedy that would certainly interest fans of Peter Sellers, although he pretty much plays the straight man on the team in what is a crime caper. The comedy is quite light but it simmers along nicely and a good cast keeps the interest.
October 12, 2013
Good British 60's comedy with a top drawer cast. Sellers is good but Hyde White is the star of the show as a bunch of con men plan a jewel heist whilst on the inside and try to get back before anyone notices. Lionel Jeffries as the Prison Guard also puts in a memorable performance
½ October 29, 2012
A hilarious prison and caper comedy--Unmissable Madcap British Comedy!!
½ August 29, 2012
"Two Way Stretch" is nothing spectacular, but, with a clever plot, a cast that includes Peter Sellers, Wilfrid Hyde White and Irene Handl, good screenwriting ideas and a direction that touches on parody, satire and pure slapstick, it is enjoyable enough.
½ August 6, 2011
Amusing prison comedy which surely must have inspired Porridge due to the similarities of the characters. Possibly the best performance I've seen from the overrated Peter Sellars.
½ February 21, 2011
still such a classic 60s british comedy,one of peter seller's best films,great cast
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½ November 30, 2009
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.
½ June 20, 2009
Peter Sellers is as usual excellent but the others have given a good performance as well. Crout's character was well portrayed by Lionel Jeffries. The Director should also get due credit for making such a good movie.
January 29, 2009
Peter Sellers is supreme in this film but the supporting cast of British stalwarts is excellent too. It is a film I return to again and again and it never fails to improve my mood.
July 6, 2008
This film is genius. A bunch of inmates in a prison that is run somewhat like a hotel are persuaded to pull off an outside heist by Wilfred Hyde-White. The perfect alibi. Unfortunately a new prison officer arrives, in the form of the brilliant Lionel Jeffries, who is not only horrified by the cushy set up but has really got it in for Peter Sellers and his gang. Sellers in his prime before he became, dare I say it, somewhat pretentious.
March 13, 2008
Wonderous, Bernard Cribbens is excellent. Peter Sellers too. No modern day interpretation of this film could better this original even if they tried, because it's subtle and charming!
½ January 20, 2008
basket weaving! ill give you basket weaving!

oh and dont forget bernard cribbens lionel jeffries and beryl reed in the cast
December 26, 2007
Want to see it again. I barely remember it...
December 3, 2007
Simple storyline, but really funny. If you like Porridge you will enjoy this. Peter Sellers is fantastic again.
½ December 1, 2007
Peter Sellers makes prison seem like a walk in the park in this 1960's top crime comedy caper.

How can you be guilty of committing the heist of the century, when you tucked up in your prison bunk? Sellers, along with cohorts Bernard Cribbins, David Lodge and Wilfred Hyde-White (as the outside man, disguised and a prison visiting vicar), finds a way.
Now, it they can only keep Lionel Jeffries (playing the hard nosed prison screw) from rumbling the whole blag and sending it tits up!!!!

Not an Ealing comedy, but has the feel of one, this film comes highly recommended.
November 26, 2007
Genious from start to finish. British comedy doesn't get any better than this.
July 24, 2007
Sellers Perfection. Usually on Channel 4 in the afternoon, an excellently acted farce.
July 14, 2007
One of my favourite movies of all time; classic Peter Sellers, superb performances all round and a genuinely entertaining Ealing Comedy.
½ June 20, 2007
One of the best Peter Sellers films. Consistently under-rated (and often unknown), if you liked the Ealing comedies, this is similar, and one to see for sure!
May 31, 2007
Don't like Peter sellers
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