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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
William Marlowe ...
Dave Aitken
Clinton Greyn ...
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George Sewell ...
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Glynn Edwards ...
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Michael McStay ...
Don
Martin Wyldeck ...
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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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Überfall  »

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The first feature film of John Savident. 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 »

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Born to Lose
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More of an experiment in style than in proper film-making.
28 April 2010 | by (Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

If there's a main flaw to "Robbery", it's the obsession with process and style. The characters are simply not a high enough concern here. There's certainly some good performances. William Marlowe, especially, has the perfect face for this sort of film. Peter Yates is a great director, but he displays only hits of the brilliance displays in later films like "Bullitt", "The Friends of Eddie Coyle", or even "The Hot Rock". All three films cover similar material, but this is the only one that is drowned in documentarian detail.

There's not a lot more to say. If you're a fan of Yates, this was a important starting point for him. And the opening car chase is certainly thrilling. You just might enjoy this enough on the first watch.


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