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The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 4 September 1960 (USA)
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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Charles Norgate
... Iris Muldoon
... Capt. Monty Fitch
... Walsh
Albert Sharpe ... Albert Tosher Sparrow
Joseph Tomelty ... Cohoun
... Dr. Hagen
... Green
... Assistant Curator
... Benge
... Sergeant of the Guard
... O'Shea
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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4 September 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nap, amikor kirabolták az Angol Bankot  »

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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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2.00 : 1
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Arthur Lowe and John Le Mesurier, the stars of the TV series, Dad's Army, both appear in this film. Lowe is the bank clerk at the beginning of the film and Le Mesurier plays Green. See more »

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Capt. Monty Fitch: There is nothing wrong with soldiering. You see, I'm never called on to think in my profession. And I'd rather like to. Just once. And then I'd know...
Charles Norgate: Know what?
Capt. Monty Fitch: Whether I stay a soldier because there's nothing else I can do, or because I choose to. I'd probably make a fearful hash of it. Thinking I mean.
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Period caper movie
30 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This modest but proficient thriller pretty much tells you its plot in the title.It deals with an attempt by the Irish republican movement at the turn of the twentieth century to break into the vaults of the Bank of England and extract the fortune in gold bullion stored there.They call in an American -woodenly played by Aldo Ray -to mastermind the venture and he extracts key information from a Britsh officer ,an early screen role for Peter O'Toole and from a Thames vagrant with knowledge of the sewer system. The climax sees the gang tunneling under the bank in a race against the military who have begun to suspect something is amiss. Cheaply made and slackly written this is still worth watching for the parade of British character actors who pop up and add substance to minor roles and for the touch of cynicism about politics -the Irish movement having plotted the heist find it politically expedient to try and stop it when the political scene changes in their favour

Also on the plus side is its brevity -the movie is under 90 minutes and never drags


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