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The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 4 September 1960 (USA)
London at the turn of the century in 1901. Three men are on a mission from the IRA to steal all the gold in the vaults of the Bank of England. Norgate, their leader, discovers the bank's ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Iris Muldoon
Albert Sharpe ...
Albert Tosher Sparrow
Joseph Tomelty ...
Dr. Hagen
Miles Malleson ...
Assistant Curator
Colin Gordon ...
Sergeant of the Guard


London at the turn of the century in 1901. Three men are on a mission from the IRA to steal all the gold in the vaults of the Bank of England. Norgate, their leader, discovers the bank's weak spot: an old forgotten sewer straight under the vaults. But they have to deal with captain Fitch, a young but suspicious bank guard. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

4 September 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nap, amikor kirabolták az Angol Bankot  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


In his film career, Albert Sharpe only made twelve films, among them the MGM musical Brigadoon. This was his final film. See more »


O'Shea: Robbing grocers' tills and blowing up public lavatories will not make a nation out of Ireland.
Cohoun: It disposes of a few Englishmen.
O'Shea: They breed like rabbits.
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Referenced in The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963) See more »

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Not a bad film
15 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw The day they robbed the Bank of England. It is not a bad film. I think it was very low budget. I have no idea whether the story is true, but at times it was very suspenseful. Peter O'Toole gives a splendid and convincing performance. He was more at ease in this film than any other film that I have seen him. Aldo Ray, who is the main character, at times looks wooden and does not look like someone who cares for Ireland or a woman or anything. I recommend it if it is on TV and for 1 1/2 of relaxation.

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