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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Cast

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Paul Clifton
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Kate Clifton
James Booth ...
Inspector George Langdon
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Robinson
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Frank
William Marlowe ...
Dave Aitken
Clinton Greyn ...
Jack
George Sewell ...
Ben
Glynn Edwards ...
Squad Chief
Michael McStay ...
Don
Martin Wyldeck ...
Chief constable
Rachel Herbert ...
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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Who says crime doesn't pay? 3 Million pounds says it does! See more »

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2 February 1968 (France)  »

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Überfall  »

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Jason Robards filmed for 3 days in an attempt by producer Joseph E Levine to make it more attractive to US moviegoers but in the end, the scenes were deleted. See more »

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When the traffic warden puts the gas canister in the car a white cable can be seen from above whatever it was. See more »


Soundtracks

Robinson - Portrait Of A Loser
Music by Johnny Keating, Lyrics by Tommy Scott
Performed by John Keating And His Orchestra
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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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