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Piccadilly Third Stop (1960)

A Playboy tries to recruit a gang, who include an American who needs cash to satisfy his wife's expensive tastes, and an old time expert cracksman, to rob a foreign embassy's safe, but ... See full summary »

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Dominic
Yôko Tani ...
Fina (as Yoko Tani)
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Preedy
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Christine
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Colonel
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Edward
Ann Lynn ...
Mouse
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Toddy
Doug Robinson ...
Albert (as Douglas Robinson)
Gillian Maude ...
Bride's Mother
Trevor Reid ...
Bride's Father
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...
Police Sergeant (as Ronald Leigh Hunt)
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Tony Hawes ...
Fop
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Bride
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A Playboy tries to recruit a gang, who include an American who needs cash to satisfy his wife's expensive tastes, and an old time expert cracksman, to rob a foreign embassy's safe, but trouble starts when the plan begins to go wrong. Written by <mike.wilson6@btinternet.com>

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3 March 1961 (Finland)  »

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Caminho para a Violência  »

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Unfairly neglected, this is a tightly-written British crime caper
10 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A well-cast British crime caper, PICCADILLY THIRD STOP has the indignity of being a forgotten film, one of those that occasionally shows up in the middle of the night on TV. That unwieldy title doesn't help matters either. It's a pity, because this is a perfectly acceptable movie, one that's well made and suspenseful, with a tight story and realistic characters to propel the narrative.

The plot sees a group of criminals coming together to steal £100,00, hidden in a safe in an expensive mansion. The group is made up of various characters: Terence Morgan (CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB) leads as the cold, almost reptilian organiser, while John Crawford is more than effective as the edgy American. William Hartnell in particular shines as the old-fashioned safe cracker, while Mai Zetterling (THE WITCHES) and Yoko Tani (SAMSON AND THE SEVEN MIRACLES OF THE WORLD) add glamour value. Watch out for Dennis Price in the minor role of a loan shark.

The film begins rather slowly, taking time to explore the characters and their relationships, but quickly builds up steam in the second half. The scene of the actual robbery is limited to the last 20 minutes or so but makes for cracking entertainment, with plenty of suspense to keep it brimming along.


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