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The Great Bank Robbery (1969)

Three separate plans to rob a top-security bank in the western town of Friendly, Texas, circa 1880.

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Rev. Pious Blue
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Ranger Ben Quick
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Slade
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Papa - Juan's Father
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Juan
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Mayor Kincaid
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Brother Lilac Bailey - Art Forger
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Secret Agent Fong
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Jeb (as Elisha Cook)
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Mrs. Applebee
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Brother Dismas Ostracorn - Explosives
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Sheriff of Friendly
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Brother Jordan Cass - Tunneling
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Lyda Kabanov and her assortment of buddies pose as leaders of the only church in Friendly, Texas, their intention being to rob the fortress-like bank built by the Brothers James, Dalton, and Younger to house their ill-gotten gold. Arriving in town on dust-covered feet, Lyda is introduced by phony evangelist Pious Blue as "my cousin" and she promptly opens her dress and displays her voluptuous charms. Written by alfiehitchie

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25 November 1969 (West Germany)  »

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"The Great Bank Robbery" was filmed on location at Columbia, CA. See more »

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In earlier scenes of Lila riding the horse, there are three flowers on her left leg. The last scene she has five flowers on her left leg. See more »

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References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »

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Heaven Helps Him Who Helps Himself
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
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Very Funny!
20 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an excellent "escape" movie. I mean, if you wanted to escape reality for a couple of hours...this is a humorous way to escape. It truly was almost a laugh a minute. You could keep ahead of the action and guess what was coming. It did not disappoint you! It was a FUNNY movie. With all the chases going on and so many main characters to follow; it truly kept your mind occupied and kept you following the ever-changing plot lines. The inter-mingling of so many sub-plots just added to the overall effect of the movie. Just when you thought you had seen the end of the plot line, there was even more intermingling between the various groups involved in "Harmony". Does anyone know where I can buy a copy for home viewing? DC III


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