Strongroom (film)

Strongroom is a 1961 British crime drama film directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Derren Nesbitt, Colin Gordon and Ann Lynn. The screenplay concerns a group of criminals who lock two bank employees in a safe during a robbery.

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Directed byVernon Sewell
Produced byGuido Coen
Written byRichard Harris
StarringDerren Nesbitt
Colin Gordon
Ann Lynn
Music byJohnny Gregory
CinematographyBasil Emmott
Edited byJohn Trumper
Distributed byBryanston Films (UK)
Release date
May 1962 (UK)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


During a bank robbery, two employees are locked in a safe. The crooks’ plan for the police to be anonymously informed, so that the prisoners can be released, goes disastrously wrong. The criminals have a dilemma. What should they do? Leave the prisoners in the airtight safe with limited air to breathe, risking murder charges if the prisoners die and the crooks are traced, or ....... what?[2][3]


Critical reception

The Radio Times wrote, "director Vernon Sewell sets up this improbable story quite neatly, but it's hardly breathless entertainment."[4] TV Guide noted "a suspenseful, taut crime drama."[5]


  1. Petrie, Duncan James (2017). "Bryanston Films : An Experiment in Cooperative Independent Production and Distribution" (PDF). Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television: 7. ISSN 1465-3451.
  3. "Strongroom | BFI | BFI". Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  4. "Strongroom | Film review and movie reviews". Radio Times. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  5. "Strongroom Review". Retrieved 28 May 2014.

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