The Switch (1963 film)

The Switch is a 1963 British crime drama film directed by Peter Maxwell and starring Anthony Steel, Zena Marshall and Conrad Phillips.[1] The screenplay involves a criminal gang that smuggles watches into the country by hiding them in a petrol tank of a woman's car.

The Switch
Directed byPeter Maxwell
Produced byPhilip Ridgeway
Lance Comfort
Written byColin Fraser
Based onAn original story by Philip Ridgeway
StarringAnthony Steel
Zena Marshall
Conrad Phillips
Music byEric Spear
CinematographyStephen Dade
Edited byTom Simpson
Philip Ridgeway Productions
Distributed byJ. Arthur Rank
Release date
May 1963
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Caroline Markham (Zena Marshall) is abducted by a criminal gang because she knows too much. The gang specialise in smuggling wrist watches into the country. Customs official Bill Craddock (Anthony Steel) attempts to rescue Caroline.


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "Audiences are likely to check their watches frequently during this lifeless crime thriller."[2]


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