Seven Keys (film)

Seven Keys is a 1961 British crime thriller directed by Pat Jackson and starring Alan Dobie.[1][2]

Seven Keys
UK quad poster
Directed byPat Jackson
Produced byLeslie Parkyn
Julian Wintle
Written byHenry Blyth
Jack Davies
StarringAlan Dobie
Jeannie Carson
Music byAlan Clare
CinematographyErnest Steward
Edited byLionel Selwyn
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
February 1961 (UK)
Running time
57 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Alan Dobie plays a convict who is bequeathed a set of seven keys by a fellow prisoner. After discovering that the deceased was an embezzler who stole £20,000 that was never recovered; he sets out to find the cash after finishing the last three months of his sentence. However he must first solve the mystery of which locks the keys fit, and run the gauntlet of the police and a number of gangsters who are after him and the money.[3]


Critical reception

TV Guide described it as a "well-worn crime picture...A tame entry directed by former World War II documentarian Jackson, whose later works failed to make any impact on audiences".[4] Britmovie wrote, "Pat Jackson, who made his name with such wartime documentaries as Western Approaches, intelligently directed this ingenious low-budget crime drama."[5]


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