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The Great Bank Robbery (1969)

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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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The Great Gregory (Balloonist)
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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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Trivia

Bob Steele's character name is Duffy. He also played a character named Duffy two years earlier in F-Troop. See more »

Goofs

When the robbers are cutting through the floor the scenes from below show that the floor joists are not very close. When viewed from above the cut out piece was resting on the joist, which meant that particular cut had to be made from above. See more »

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Spoofs The Great Escape (1963) 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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Kim Novak in WB Comedy
12 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Warner Bros made a great PR note that Kim Novak was to star in her first Warner Bros film The Great Bank Robbery. At first when I heard it I was dismayed because Kim Novak took second billing to Zero Mostel who true to his name the fine actor had 'Zero' box office, and also because I believe Kim replaced Melina Mecouri, not a good sign for a major star of the then magnitude of Kim Novak's stardom. Also Kim Novak had just starred in the flop The Legend of Lylah Clare at MGM and I thought Kim took the first big paycheck offered to her; I was wrong. Ms Novak is gorgeous and delightful in this zany comedy directed by Hy Averback and co starring WB rugged Clint Walker along with a cast of fine character actors. This film is a delightful surprise.


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