Based on a true story. In 1940, Britain's gold reserves were transferred for safety to Liverpool because of the threat of a German invasion. The top-secret operation was known only to a ... See full summary »

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Billy Mac
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Nickson
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Gwen
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Barton
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Stan
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Ivor
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Based on a true story. In 1940, Britain's gold reserves were transferred for safety to Liverpool because of the threat of a German invasion. The top-secret operation was known only to a handful of security men and senior bank officials... and a group of Liverpool dockers who handle the move. Billy Mac, the dockers' leader, hatches an ingenious plan to steal some of the gold bars from under the noses of the guards. Written by Anonymous

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A thoroughly entertaining film-recommended.
31 March 2006 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a well researched film set in the summer of 1940 when, faced by the threat of an imminent German invasion, the British government orders gold bullion to be removed to Canada for safe keeping via the port of Liverpool.

What a first glance might appear an unpromising plot is however handled with much dry humour and with great attention to period detail, by an excellent cast of British actors all of whom contribute to an entertaining movie with a twist in the story at the end. Particular mention should be made of David Jason as Billy Mac the foreman, as well as Brenda Bethyn and Geoffrey Hutchins who feature in an entertaining sub plot.


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