The Cracksman is a 1963 UK comedy directed by Peter Graham Scott and produced by Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC). The movie is set in the grim ambiance of London and tells the story of Ernest Wright (Charlie Drake), a talented and resourceful locksmith. Ernest's only problem is his na'vet'' and gullibility. Time after time he is tricked into committing crimes by his cunning mates. After being sent to jail for the second time and gaining the unwanted and undeserved reputation of a master thief, he decides to reclaim the control over his own destiny. With the help of the mysterious and charming Muriel (Nyree Dawn Porter), he is determined to outwit the two gangs, who try to put his abilities to their unlawful use, clean his name and put the past behind him. Join Ernest for a rollercoaster of hilarious adventures, ups and downs and just the right measure of romance.