There Was A Crooked Man

  • 1960
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Crime

British comedy starring Wisdom as a likable sap whose expertise in demolition involves him with a gang of crooks who pose as doctors and burrow into a large bank from the hospital next door. After the gang successfully blows the safe and grabs the money, the cops arrive and arrest Wisdom while the other gang members escape. Five years later Wisdom is released...read more

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British comedy starring Wisdom as a likable sap whose expertise in demolition involves him with a gang of crooks who pose as doctors and burrow into a large bank from the hospital next door. After the gang successfully blows the safe and grabs the money, the cops arrive and arrest Wisdom

while the other gang members escape. Five years later Wisdom is released from prison and wants to go straight. Taking a job in a small seaside town, Wisdom soon realizes that the owner of much of the town, Cruickshank, is cheating the locals by selling shares in the town's future. Seeking to rid

the town of the hustler, Wisdom calls his former gang into service again. This time they pose as American soldiers expressing an interest in building a missile base in the town. Cruickshank wants a piece of the action, so he buys back the land he sold. Wisdom then puts his demolition skills to

work and blows up all of Cruickshank's land. The real American army, which is embarrassed at the con game, volunteers to build a new town on the land. The townsfolk praise Wisdom as a hero as they watch him being dragged off by the police.

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