Hammer made a range of films outside the horror genre and some of them are excellent, particularly this unusual thriller reteaming Peter Cushing and André Morell who were superb in The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1958).
Fordyce (Cushing), an unpopular provincial bank manager, is held up in his own office by a robber posing as an insurance company investigator.
With his wife and child held as hostages, he promises not to inform the police but discovers that Pearson (Richard Vernon), the chief clerk, has already done so. Fordyce pleads with his staff who agree to say that there has been a mistake.
Fordyce’s day of terror finally ends and he emerges a changed man.
Detective Inspector Mason