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The World in My Pocket (1961)
"An einem Freitag um halb zwölf" (original title)

 -  Crime | Thriller | Drama  -  March 1962 (USA)
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When an enigmatic woman hires a group of criminals to rob a US Army payroll armored truck bound for Marseilles things go wrong.



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Mysterious woman Ginny recruits a diverse team of professional criminals to rob a U.S. Army payroll armored truck of its content. A one million dollar payoff is expected. The team is composed of Frank, Bleck, Gypo and Kitson. They are the explosive expert, the safe cracker, the muscle man and the driver. The main plan is to use Ginny's charm to lure the driver and security man of the armored truck to the scene of a fake accident and to neutralize them. The armored truck would then be taken to a secret spot and opened and the loot divided. However, the members of the team squabble among themselves during the planning stage resentful at being led by a woman who's also very attractive. When the operation begins things start going wrong. Written by nufs68

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Noirish girl trap to steal a million!
11 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Very surprising no previous reviews of this film (a minor classic). (UK title: On Friday at 11/ US: World in my Pocket) Released in 1961 in grainy black and white this was a West German/French/Italian co-production with an international cast: Rod Steiger (USA, Nadja Tiller (Austria), Peter van Eyck (Germany), Jean Servais (French - the original Rififi)and Ian Bannen (Scots).

The plot concerns an enigmatic woman who recruits a gang of specialised criminals (dynamite expert, safe cracker, hired muscle/strong arm and driver)to rob an armoured car bound for Marseilles carrying a US army payroll ($1million). The plan is to stage a phony car accident en route with the woman as badly injured decoy to lure the driver and guard from the truck when they will be taken out (no holds barred). The vehicle will then be hi-jacked to a deserted fairground and the vault opened at leisure.

Tensions inevitably arise during the planning/logistics stage, division of money, and also interaction with the woman (resentment at taking orders and growing sexual interest). However, events don't work out as expected (surprise), several unexpected twists occur and at times the suspense is literally killing. Key elements were rehashed in the 1968 US potboiler - They came to rob Las Vegas with Lee J. Cobb, Gary Lockwood and Jack Palance - but this film is vastly superior.

Taut direction and script, top-notch acting and no wasted scenes make this very effective crime thriller with strong vein of black comedy required viewing.

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