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The Big Money (1956)

Petty thief Willie Frith steals a suitcase full of bank notes, only to find out that they have been given all the same serial number. But this is only the start of his troubles, now he has ... See full summary »

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John Baines (story), John Baines (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ian Carmichael ... Willie Frith
Belinda Lee ... Gloria
Kathleen Harrison ... Mrs. Frith
Robert Helpmann ... The Reverend
James Hayter ... Mr. Frith
George Coulouris ... The Colonel
Renee Houston ... Bobbie
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Bluey
Jill Ireland ... Doreen Frith
Leslie Phillips ... Receptionist
Harold Berens Harold Berens ... Bookmaker
Hugh Morton Hugh Morton ... Valet
Ferdy Mayne ... Furrier
Digby Wolfe Digby Wolfe ... Harry Mason
Michael Balfour ... 'Wilberforce'
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Storyline

Petty thief Willie Frith steals a suitcase full of bank notes, only to find out that they have been given all the same serial number. But this is only the start of his troubles, now he has to find a way of changing the notes, so he can impress the barmaid of his local pub. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Loura e o Ladrão See more »

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Budget:

GBP175,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor ®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

In the 1950s, Commercial Television did not broadcast entertainment programmes during the day, as is shown here. See more »

Soundtracks

Three Little Maids from School
(uncredited)
from "The Mikado"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Arranged by Alfred Ralston
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Jill Ireland
3 March 2017 | by dawlish03See all my reviews

Enough has been said by previous reviewers about this film, but all I have to add is that this is one of the earliest film appearances I have seen of the lovely Jill Ireland, and she was one of a few actresses who were extremely pretty in their younger days who became more beautiful the older they got. It was so sad that she passed away so young at 54.


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