Date with Disaster (1957)

Two of the three principals in a used-car business plan to rob a chemical company’s safe of -£20,000 with the help of a professional criminal, Tracey (Hartnell). The plan is carried out while the honest principal, Miles (Drake), is away. Naturally, things go wrong for the crooks. Blonde bombshell Sue (Eaton), desired by all three principals, unwittingly complicates matter.

Director: Charles Saunders.
Stars: Tom Drake, William Hartnell, Shirley Eaton, Maurice Kaufmann, Michael Golden, Richard Shaw, Deirdre de Peyer, Charles Brodie, Peter Fontaine, Robert Robinson, John Drake, Robert Mooney, Van Boolen, Hubert Hill.

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10 Comments

  1. unholy
    December 20, 2019
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    The plot synopsis you’ve quoted here is quite wide of the mark.

    • Jon W.
      December 20, 2019
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      How about now?

  2. unholy
    December 20, 2019
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    No. It’s actually a chemical company halfway across London that they rob. And one of them isn’t a partner: if you said “two of the three principals” you’d be fine. The rest is okay.

  3. unholy
    December 20, 2019
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    Oh, sorry: It’s actually a used-car business rather than a garage. (I get there in the end . . .)

  4. unholy
    December 20, 2019
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    In fact, here you go:

    Two of the three principals in a used-car business plan to rob a chemical company’s safe of -£20,000 with the help of a professional criminal, Tracey (Hartnell). The plan is carried out while the honest principal, Miles (Drake), is away, Naturally, things go wrong for the crooks. Blonde bombshell Sue (Eaton), desired by all three principals, unwittingly complicates matter.

    • Jon W.
      December 20, 2019
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      Done, just replaced it.
      Thank you!

  5. u
    December 20, 2019
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    My pleasure! Thanks for all the good work you do digging out obscurities like this one.

  6. unholy
    December 20, 2019
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    My pleasure. Thanks for all the good work you do digging out obscurities like this one!

    • Jon W.
      December 20, 2019
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      Thanks for the support, really appreciate it.
      Plenty more obscurities coming, stay tuned!

  7. December 21, 2019
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    I love British programmers like this and would welcome more. Thanks for all you do for us, Jon.

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