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Crooks in Cloisters - Preview

Crooks in Cloisters

Preview by Jack Foley

AFTER pulling off a daring train robbery, ‘Little Walter’ (Ronald Fraser: The Misfit) and his crew are forced to lie low, away from the attentions of the monstrous Superintendent Mungo.

The six of them set up business in an abandoned island monastery off the Cornish coast disguised as monks, despite the fact that none of them really qualifies as a monk – least of all Walter’s girlfriend ‘Bikini’ (Barbara Windsor, EastEnders).

True to form, old habits initially die hard and soon their vows of poverty give way to a massive counterfeiting operation.

Successfully dodging visits by tourists and even real monks, the gang are taken by surprise to find ‘the simple’ life starting to grow on them, but is it too late for them to turn over a new leaf and escape Munro’s clutches?

Released in 1964 and directed by Jeremy Summers, Crooks in Cloisters is available on DVD in a re-mastered form from Monday, July 9, 2012.

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Certificate: U
Running time: 93mins
UK DVD Release: July 9, 2012