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The Break1963

  • 3.5
A dangerous prisoner, Jacko Thomas, overpowers his police guard and jumps from a speeding train in the Dartmoor countryside. In the ensuing fight Jacko kills the guard and makes his way to a secluded hotel on the moors where Tredgar is being paid to arrange a safe transit for Jacko and his sister Jean. But Jean as no idea of Jacko's murderous character, and when an ex-policeman and a famous novelist book into the isolated hotel, the scene is set for a series of murders and a shocking climax.

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From the first frame, "The Break" races like a James Bond opening sequence to action and suspense. The director burns through the film synopsis in less than 3 minutes. That's when the intrigue commences.

You understand what "Jacko" is all about from the get-go, but what about the other characters? Not everyone is who they appear to be. It's up to you to discover what the true motives are for each individual and how that is going to affect the plot. Good cast, good acting and a jolly good yarn.

This film was produced in 1963 so you know its not going to have a happy ending, but the writers (Jane & Pip Baker) were able to throw in a surprise toward the end. It's a good classic crime and adventure drama.

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From the first frame, "The Break" races like a James Bond opening sequence to action and suspense. The director burns through the film synopsis in less than 3 minutes. That's when the intrigue commences.

You understand what "Jacko" is all about from the get-go, but what about the other characters? Not everyone is who they appear to be. It's up to you to discover what the true motives are for each individual and how that is going to affect the plot. Good cast, good acting and a jolly good yarn.

This film was produced in 1963 so you know its not going to have a happy ending, but the writers (Jane & Pip Baker) were able to throw in a surprise toward the end. It's a good classic crime and adventure drama.

1 member likes this review