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Great Van Robbery (1959)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 1963 (USA)
Interpol detective Caesar Smith tracks robbers of the Royal Mint van. He travels to Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Paris and establishes the guilt of a London coffee importer.

Director:

Max Varnel

Writers:

Brian Clemens (screenplay), Brian Clemens (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Shaw ... Caesar Smith
Kay Callard Kay Callard ... Ella
Tony Quinn Tony Quinn ... Mercer
Philip Saville Philip Saville ... Chase
Vera Fusek Vera Fusek ... Mara
Tony Doonan Tony Doonan ... Wally
Bob Simmons ... Peters
Geoffrey Hibbert Geoffrey Hibbert ... Venner
Peter Elliott Peter Elliott ... Feenan
Gordon Sterne Gordon Sterne ... Robledo
Carl Duering ... Delgano
Guido Lorraine Guido Lorraine ... Leprave
June Rodney June Rodney ... Julie
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Freddie
Brian Weske ... Francey
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Interpol detective Caesar Smith tracks robbers of the Royal Mint van. He travels to Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Paris and establishes the guilt of a London coffee importer.

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Plot Keywords:

detective | van | interpol | robbery | yard | See All (6) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Allarme a Scotland Yard See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[last lines]
Caesar Smith: Tomorrow's headlines will make me the healthiest man in the world.
Mercer: Do you think you can make it out of here?
Caesar Smith: Oh sure, come on.
Mercer: I'll take you to the doctor. Get you something to drink.
Caesar Smith: Make sure it's a hot cup of coffee, will you?
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Soundtracks

A Woman Possessed Cues
(uncredited)
from "A Woman Possessed (1958)"
Music by Albert Elms
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Denis Shaw, Man of Action
8 October 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

The usual suspects commit a daring postal robbery. A year later, some of the hundred-fifty-thousand pounds show up in Brazil and Scotland Yard sends its Interpol Man, Denis Shaw, to track down the baddies.

It's a cheap and efficiently run quickie from the Danziger Brothers, in which foreign locations are indicated by stock footage, signs on anonymous buildings and clips of music -- we know we're in Rome because the musical cue is "Santa Lucia" and in Paris because it's "Frere Jacques" -- and the locals waver between their stage accents and doing foreign ones. All the cops are efficient and it's not long before Shaw is back in London, closing in on the baddies, despite numerous wounds; the portly actor dispatches two thugs with guns with only a minor flesh wound and then heads out for the final confrontation, despite orders to take it easy for a couple of days. DP Nicholas Roeg gets only a couple of interesting shots, although the final shootout amid a cascade of coffee beans should have been interesting were the print I saw better than it was.


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