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The Italian Job -- Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.


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Release Date:
3 September 1969 (USA) See more »
Introducing the plans for a new business venture: "The Italian Job." See more »
Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Thieves plan to pull off the heist of their lives by creating Turin's largest ever traffic jam See more (151 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Caine ... Charlie Croker

Noël Coward ... Mr. Bridger

Benny Hill ... Professor Simon Peach

Raf Vallone ... Altabani
Tony Beckley ... Freddie

Rossano Brazzi ... Beckerman

Margaret Blye ... Lorna (as Maggie Blye)
Irene Handl ... Miss Peach

John Le Mesurier ... Governor
Fred Emney ... Birkinshaw
John Clive ... Garage Manager
Graham Payn ... Keats
Michael Standing ... Arthur
Stanley Caine ... Coco
Barry Cox ... Chris
Harry Baird ... Big William
George Innes ... Bill Bailey
John Forgeham ... Frank

Robert Powell ... Yellow
Derek Ware ... Rozzer
Frank Jarvis ... Roger
David Salamone ... Dominic
Richard Essome ... Tony
Mario Valgoi ... Manzo

Renato Romano ... Cosca
Franco Novelli ... Altabani's Driver
Robert Rietty ... Police Chief
Timothy Bateson ... Dentist

David Kelly ... Vicar
Arnold Diamond ... Senior Computer Room Official
Simon Dee ... Shirtmaker
Alastair Hunter ... Warder (Cinema) (as Alistair Hunter)
Lana Gatto ... Mrs. Cosca
John Morris ... Standin
Louis Mansi ... Computer Room Official
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hazel Collinson ... Blonde scrubber at Diner party (uncredited)
Lelia Goldoni ... Mrs. Beckerman (uncredited)

Frank Kelly ... Prisoner in cell (uncredited)
Valerie Leon ... Receptionist, Royal Lancaster (uncredited)
Henry McGee ... Tailor (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Collinson 
Writing credits
Troy Kennedy-Martin (written by) (as Troy Kennedy Martin)

Produced by
Michael Deeley .... producer
Robert Porter .... associate producer (as Bob Porter)
Stanley Baker .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Quincy Jones 
Cinematography by
Douglas Slocombe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Trumper 
Casting by
Paul Lee Lander 
Production Design by
Disley Jones 
Art Direction by
Michael Knight 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bond .... chief hairdresser
Freddie Williamson .... chief makeup artist
Production Management
Derek Kavanagh .... production manager
Giorgio Migliarini .... production supervisor: Italian
Stanley O'Toole .... executive in charge of production: Paramount (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Munro .... assistant director: second unit
Mauro Sacripanti .... assistant director: Italian
Scott Wodehouse .... assistant director
Philip Wrestler .... second unit director (as Phillip Wrestler)
John Glen .... second unit director (uncredited)
Antal Kovacs .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Terry Apsey .... construction manager
Sound Department
John Aldred .... sound mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer
Stephen Warwick .... sound editor
John Glen .... additional sound editor (uncredited)
Tom Otter .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Pat Moore .... special effects
Marc Boyle .... stunts (uncredited)
Claude Carliez .... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Chuntz .... stunts (uncredited)
Remy Julienne .... stunt double: Michael Caine (uncredited)
Rémy Julienne .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Rémy Julienne .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Rémy Julienne .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Lester .... stunt driver (uncredited)
John Morris .... stunt double: Michael Caine (uncredited)
John Morris .... stunts (uncredited)
Valentino Musetti .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Alain Prieur .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Scammell .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Toms .... stunts (uncredited)
Roland Toutain .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Valverede .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Walsh .... stunts (uncredited)
Derek Ware .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Derek Ware .... stunts (uncredited)
Robin Webb .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronnie Maasz .... camera operator: second unit
Norman Warwick .... director of photography: second unit
Chic Waterson .... camera operator
Michael Browne .... gaffer (uncredited)
Wally Byatt .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mike Drew .... focus puller (uncredited)
David Wynn-Jones .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dulcie Midwinter .... wardrobe supervisor
Roy Ponting .... wardrobe master
Music Department
Keith Grant .... music scoring engineer (uncredited)
Duffy Power .... session musician (uncredited)
Other crew
Barbara Allen .... production secretary
Al Burgess .... location manager
Helen Whitson .... continuity
Crew verified as complete

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99 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-11 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-12 (original rating) | Ireland:PG | Ireland:G (1969) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (cinema version) | Portugal:M/12 (DVD imports) | Portugal:(Banned) (original rating) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1999) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (1999) (2002) (2009) | USA:G (MPAA rating: certificate #22025) | West Germany:12

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Motion Picture Association of America approved (certificate) No.22025.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The Chinese characters on the plane from China are basically nonsense: "China Government Fly". They are also traditional characters, which were replaced by simplified characters in the 1950's in Mainland China.See more »
Charlie Croker:Just remember this - in this country they drive on the wrong side of the road.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006)See more »
It's Caper TimeSee more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Thieves plan to pull off the heist of their lives by creating Turin's largest ever traffic jam, 9 July 2011
Author: ma-cortes

The picture narrates as Charlie (Michael Caine) has just left prison, and now wants to realize a 'big job' , he has plans to rob 4 million dollars worth of gold and being financed by Mr Bridger (Noel Coward) ,a Mafia-type boss, who is in jail. The job is to steal a lots of gold arriving in Italy from China but he needs to get a band together first. The motley thieves gang (formed by Benny Hill, Robert Powell, Tony Beckley, among others) whose mastermind is gathering specialists to pull off and execute a caper in Turin attempting to rob gold bullion's . In Italy, a clever plan is used to distract the authorities, while the raiders make their get-away in their Minis. They get away in their Mini Coopers, which are small enough to drive on sidewalks so they can make a clean get away before the traffic jam clears . This leads an excellent and unforgettable car chase sequence . Contains the legendary Mini Cooper pursuit images through Italian streets, and other dangerous ways as buildings, rivers, and sewers. After Charlie and his crew pull off a picture perfect heist of tens of millions of dollars worth of gold occur several surprises.

This is a very amusing film dealing wit a group of robbers, led by career criminal Charlie Croker stunningly performed by Michael Caine who create the largest traffic jam in Turin history, giving them time to pull off a theft of gold bullion. The film blends tension ,action packed ,comedy, emotion, suspense , plot twists and is pretty entertaining and bemusing . There are wild chases galore with impressive velocities pursuits cars making varied and spectacular capers , with bounds and leaps by the streets ,undergrounds , canals, highways and rooftops which lasts for several minutes. Furthermore , there's a clever twist ending as happen generally in those flicks. Actors' interpretation is nice and enjoyable . Michael Caine is cool, Margaret Blye 's delightful performance plus of enticing and attractive . Special mention the veterans Raf Vallone as Italian gangster and Noel Coward as typical British mobster . Very good and colorful cinematography by excellent cameraman Douglas Slocombe . Catching and jolly musical score by Quincy Jones, including emotive song at the beginning by the usual Matt Monro. This moving film is well directed by Peter Collinson. Collinson's royal directorial treatment provides it with action, humor and majestic sweep. He was an expert on thriller (Sell out, Target on assassin), suspense (Spiral staircase, Ten little Indians, Open season), terror(Straight on till morning), Warlike-adventure(You can't win ém all), his biggest hit was this ¨The Italian job¨ , until his early death by cancer at 41 . The film will appeal to Michael Caine fans and hold-up genre enthusiasts. Rating: Highly recommended. It's remade by Italian Job (2003) directed by F. Gary Gray , while the original movie was in most part developed in Italy (Turin) in this remake the setting is in Venice and US (L.A.) , here the masterminds (Donald Sutherland and Mark Wahlberg)are gathering specialists (Seth Green,Mos Def,Jason Statham,Edward Norton) to pull off and execute a caper in Venice and again with the famous and legendary -for vehicle buffs at least- cars copied of previous movie . Worthwhile seeing . Better than average .

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