|Three Crooked Men|
|Directed by||Ernest Morris|
|Produced by|| Edward J. Danziger |
Harry Lee Danziger
|Written by|| Brian Clemens |
|Music by|| Edwin Astley |
|Cinematography||James Wilson (as Jimmy Wilson)|
|Edited by||Maurice Rootes|
|Distributed by||Paramount British Pictures (UK)|
|October 1958 (UK)|
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Three crooks break into a store hoping to gain access to the bank next door. When the store keeper returns unexpectedly, the men take him hostage. A passerby sees trouble and tries to help, but he too is captured. The police arrive and arrest the crooks, but also the owner and passerby, thinking they are part of the gang.
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