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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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Inspector George Langdon
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Robinson
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Dave Aitken
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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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August 1967 (UK)  »

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Überfall  »

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The train robbery scenes were filmed at Theddingworth on the Rugby - Market Harborough - Peterborough line. This route had been closed in June 1966 and the tops of the rails were already rusty, so the film crew had to clean and polish them using mops and brushes at the start of filming to make it look as if the rails were still in use. See more »

Goofs

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

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Referenced in The Making of 'The Italian Job' (2003) See more »

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Born to Lose
Written by Johnny Keating and Tommy Scott
Performed by Jackie Lee
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Tightly done, no nonsense caper, Yates style
17 June 2009 | by (Belgrade, Serbia) – See all my reviews

This movie is well made, with a typical trade mark approach by the crime picture craftsman Peter Yates was. There's no big bang, no unnecessary violence, just the pace that tells the story. This method Yates used successfully in his Hollywood years building up a plot without too much distraction from standard story fillers, which produced great films such as "Bullitt" and "The Friends of Eddie Coyle". In this one Yates gives the audience just enough to paint a picture of a big time robbery, with minimal character development but enough to serve the purpose.

A must see for the fans of this classic director, not great but rather good crime movie that they don't make any more.


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