Time Lock

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Time Lock
Time Lock FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Gerald Thomas
Written by Peter Rogers
Based onTime Lock play
by Arthur Hailey
Produced by Peter Rogers
Starring Robert Beatty
Lee Patterson
Betty McDowall
Vincent Winter
CinematographyPeter Hennessy
Edited byJohn Trumper
Distributed by Distributors Corporation of America (US)
Release date
Running time
73 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget£30,000 [1] [2]

Time Lock is a 1957 British thriller film directed by Gerald Thomas. The film follows the attempt to rescue a six-year-old boy who is accidentally locked in the South York branch of the Crown Canada Bank vault, in Toronto. With less than 10 hours of oxygen remaining in the vault, it becomes a race to save the boy. The film features a young, pre-James Bond Sean Connery. The boy is played by Vincent Winter and his parents are played by Lee Patterson and Betty McDowall.


Although set in Canada the film was shot in England.


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  1. Spicer, Andrew (5 September 2006). Sydney Box. ISBN   9780719059995.
  2. Bright, Morris (2000). Mr. Carry On : the life and work of Peter Rogers. p. 30.