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Seven Keys (film)

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Seven Keys
"Seven Keys" (1961).jpg
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Directed byPat Jackson
Written byHenry Blyth
Jack Davies
Produced byLeslie Parkyn
Julian Wintle
StarringAlan Dobie
Jeannie Carson
CinematographyErnest Steward
Edited byLionel Selwyn
Music byAlan Clare
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
February 1962 (UK)
Running time
57 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Seven Keys is a 1962 British crime thriller directed by Pat Jackson and starring Alan Dobie.[1][2]


Alan Dobie plays a convict who is bequeathed a set of seven keys by a fellow prisoner. After discovering that the deceased was an embezzler who stole £20,000 that was never recovered; he sets out to find the cash after finishing the last three months of his sentence. However, he must first solve the mystery of which locks the keys fit and run the gauntlet of the police and a number of gangsters who are after him and the money.[3]


Critical reception

TV Guide described it as a "well-worn crime picture...A tame entry directed by former World War II documentarian Jackson, whose later works failed to make any impact on audiences".[4] Britmovie wrote, "Pat Jackson, who made his name with such wartime documentaries as Western Approaches, intelligently directed this ingenious low-budget crime drama."[5]


  1. ^ "Seven Keys" – via
  2. ^ "Seven Keys (1962)". BFI.
  3. ^ "Seven Keys" – via
  4. ^ "Seven Keys | TV Guide".
  5. ^ "Seven Keys | Britmovie | Home of British Films". Archived from the original on 25 February 2012.

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