The Criminal is a 1960 British drama film produced by Nat Cohen and directed by Joseph Losey, starring Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker and Jill Bennett.

Baker plays an ex-con who takes part in the robbery of a racetrack and is caught and sent back to prison. The film depicts a harsh and violent portrayal of prison life that led to the film being banned in several countries, including Finland.

It was released in the United States as The Concrete Jungle.


The Criminal
  • Stanley Baker as Johnny Bannion
  • Sam Wanamaker as Mike Carter
  • Grégoire Aslan as Frank Saffrion
  • Margit Saad as Suzanne
  • Jill Bennett as Maggie
  • Rupert Davies as Edwards
  • Laurence Naismith as Mr Town
  • John Van Eyssen as Formby
  • Noel Willman as Prison Governor
  • Derek Francis as Priest
  • Redmond Phillips as Prison Doctor
  • Kenneth J. Warren as Clobber
  • Patrick Magee as Barrows
  • Robert Adams as Judas
  • Kenneth Cope as Kelly
  • Patrick Wymark as Sol
  • Jack Rodney as Scout
  • John Molloy as Snipe
  • Brian Phelan as Pauly Larkin
  • Paul Stassino as Alfredo Fanucci
  • Jerold Wells as Warder Brown
  • Tom Bell as Flynn
  • Neil McCarthy as O'Hara
  • Keith Smith as Hanson
  • Nigel Green as Ted
  • Tom Gerard as Quantock
  • Larry Taylor as Charles
  • Murray Melvin as Antlers
  • Edward Judd as Young warder
  • Charles Lamb as Mr. Able

External links

  • The Criminal at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Criminal at BFI Screenonline

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