Time Lock (1957)

Genres - Action, Drama  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Time Lock is a textbook example of how a talented director and cast can do a lot with a little. Lensed in Canada, the story gets under way when a child is accidentally locked in a bank vault. The vault's time-lock isn't set to open for another 63 hours -- by which time, of course, the child will have suffocated. One expert after another tries to open the lock, to no avail. Finally, an appeal for help over the local radio station yields salvation. Though the film works best as an ensemble effort, Robert Beatty emerges as the star of the proceedings in the role of a no-nonsense vault expert.



inheritance, bank, boy, race-against-time, rescue, safecracker, vault [safe], youth