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The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960)

In 1901, a group of IRA members decides to rob the Bank of England in order to finance their movement and to embarrass the British government.

Director:

John Guillermin

Writers:

John Brophy (novel), Howard Clewes (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Aldo Ray ... Charles Norgate
Elizabeth Sellars ... Iris Muldoon
Peter O'Toole ... Capt. Monty Fitch
Kieron Moore ... Walsh
Albert Sharpe Albert Sharpe ... Albert Tosher Sparrow
Joseph Tomelty Joseph Tomelty ... Cohoun
Wolf Frees ... Dr. Hagen
John Le Mesurier ... Green
Miles Malleson ... Assistant Curator
Colin Gordon ... Benge
Andrew Keir ... Sergeant of the Guard
Hugh Griffith ... O'Shea
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Storyline

London at the turn of the century in 1901. Three men are on a mission from the IRA to steal all the gold in the vaults of the Bank of England. Norgate, their leader, discovers the bank's weak spot: an old forgotten sewer straight under the vaults. But they have to deal with captain Fitch, a young but suspicious bank guard. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Never before revealed !

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nap, amikor kirabolták az Angol Bankot See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$457,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$180,000, 31 December 1960

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$805,000, 31 December 1960
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

In his film career, Albert Sharpe only made twelve films, among them the MGM musical Brigadoon. This was his final film. See more »

Quotes

O'Shea: Robbing grocers' tills and blowing up public lavatories will not make a nation out of Ireland.
Cohoun: It disposes of a few Englishmen.
O'Shea: They breed like rabbits.
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Connections

Referenced in The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963) See more »

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Safe as the Bank of England
31 December 2004 | by devoniangoldwingSee all my reviews

An enjoyable film. Low budget, however, the film does not suffer in the least. Typical of this era of British films, with a solid American actor (Aldo Ray), as the lead. Broody, but not really convincing. Good acting by Albert Sharpe played "Tosher". Cameos aplenty from stock actors. First time seeing Peter O'Toole in a supporting role, playing the guards officer in charge of security at the Bank. In my opinion he stole the show, if you will pardon the pun. I see that the film is based on a novel, so wishful thinking as far as the plot goes. I was born and now work in the City of London, so I know that there was obviously a lot of research concerning the sewers and the streets above them. This made the film even more enjoyable.


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