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Genres: Crime , Drama , Thriller
Actors: Peter Cushing , André Morell , Richard Vernon , Norman Bird , Barry Lowe , Kevin Stoney , Edith Sharpe , Lois Daine , Alan Haywood , Vera Cook , Charles Morgan , Gareth Tandy , Fred Stone
Director: Quentin Lawrence
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1962
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10 (225 votes)

A ruthless crook abducts the wife and child of a bank manager and then masquerades as an insurance company detective while scheming to rob the institution in this crime drama. Unfortunately, some of the manager’s employees learn about the plot and the terrified manager must beg them to remain silent. Fortunately, the cops have been on the case all along.

Film Review

Having been a bank employee for a number of years now, I guess I have a subversive fondness for caper thrillers, especially those dealing with robberies from vaults and which generally involve hostages being taken. Although they have been known to happen locally even during my tenure, luckily I have never been subjected to one…although last year's mid-year attempt was quite a close call! Anyway, this renowned British example of this subgenre – atypically produced by Hammer Films for all of £37,000! – gives studio stalwarts Peter Cushing and Andre' Morell (formerly paired as adversaries in a famous 1953 TV adaptation of 1984 – that I have yet to watch! – and as celebrated duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in their atmospheric 1959 adaptation of THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES) arguably the best non-horror roles they ever had during their stay at Bray Studios.Although the IMDb mistakenly gives the film as being a 1962 production and a mere 66 minutes…

I was going to give this film an 8, but when I thought about how inexpensively and expertly the movie was made, I really think it deserves a 9. This is a great case of a relatively simple plot made a whole lot better by wonderful acting and direction. In particular, André Morell plays a deliciously evil yet complex villain and Peter Cushing gives what is probably his best performance in his long career. As a result, it's well worth seeing–and a great example for film makers, as it proves you don't need a huge budget and complex sets to make a good film.The film is set in a bank. The manager (Cushing) is a humorless and exacting boss–very efficient but not one to inspire his employees' love or devotion. However you dislike the guy, though, you can't help but feel for him with what happens next. A guy who purports to be from the underwriter for the bank arrives and asks to meet with Cushing alone. The man (Morell) then announces that he is, in fact, a bank rob…

When I was a teenager, Peter Cushing was my favorite actor; I simply loved his commanding performances in Hammer Studios’ horror films. But when I eventually became more interested in dramas and foreign flicks, my appreciation for both Cushing and Hammer waned. I started to wish that Cushing had taken meatier roles in less lurid movies.Thankfully, I just had the chance to see "Cash on Demand," a film that stretches Cushing’s acting ability farther than most of his horror efforts. It’s still a genre film – you could label it a crime/film noir movie – but nevertheless, it’s got far more dramatic content and character development than the average Hammer film. Cushing is really superb as the cantankerous bank manager; his character is initially quite unpleasant, but as the plot unfolds he becomes gradually, genuinely more sympathetic.It would be remiss of me to praise Cushing and forget to mention Andre Morell, who plays the debonair bank robber. His performance is won…

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