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Robbery (1967)

 |  Crime, Mystery, Drama  |  August 1967 (UK)
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A dramatization of the Great Train Robbery. While not a 'how to', it is very detail dependent, showing the care and planning that took place to pull it off.

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Paul Clifton
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James Booth ...
Inspector George Langdon
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Robinson
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Frank
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Dave Aitken
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Glynn Edwards ...
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Don
Martin Wyldeck ...
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School teacher
Patrick Jordon ...
Freddy
Barry Stanton ...
Car Lot owner
Kenneth Farrington ...
Seventh Robber (as Ken Farrington)
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A dramatization of the Great Train Robbery. While not a 'how to', it is very detail dependent, showing the care and planning that took place to pull it off. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Überfall  »

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Like many British tough-guy actors of the 1950s to the 1970s, Robbery star Stanley Baker liked to hang out with real gangsters (see James Morton: Gangland, 1991). It is not meant to suggest that Baker was a criminal himself, but the fact is that actors and rascals in the 1950s and 1960s used to socialise at the same hours of the night, because in Britain in those days the pubs all closed at 10pm, and people who had to work late had to go to late-night clubs to chill out after hours. See more »

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A great British 1960s gangster film
6 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A very well made near-reconstruction of the Great Train Robbery, taut, brilliantly directed and acted, with excellent casting.

Stanley Baker was on top form for this film-such a tragedy that he died so young-and so are the rest of the cast, which includes many 1960s British film stalwarts, such as Glynn Edwards and Barry Foster.

It should be remembered that many of the details of the preparations by the "firms" who carried out the real GTR, only came out in later books, so the very realistic pre-the big robbery story lines in this film were, it turned out, not surprisingly, very accurate: the robbery to finance the big job, the pulling together of a team of top criminals etc.

In all not one to be missed, whenever it is shown on TV.


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