A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ...
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A small time thief is recruited by a mobster to help with the racketeering. He doesn't like the job, but with the mob on his back, a femme fatale in his bed and a sick friend to care for, he will have to keep all his wits about him.
A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ahead with the robbery, but when the driver of the armoured van is killed in the raid his wife plans revenge, and with the police closing in the gang start to turn on each other.Written by
In a recent late night U.K. TV broadcast (29/05/18) there is a sequence set in a house where a woman is talking to a man while she is washing her daughter who is in a bath. The daughter is standing up but from her shoulders down her body is optically blurred while her mother is washing her. See more »
During the opening credits the VW Type 2 Panel Van being driven by the would-be robbers changes from a mono-color to a two-tone. See more »
In case you didn't know, killing that driver was murder, and you're an accessory. You give yourself up, Monty, you'll swing, sure as Christmas.
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When thieves fall out... somewhat formulaic story admittedly but very well done. Beautifully evocative b&w shots of early 60's Britain - sometimes think things really were b&w in those days. I think Craig is an excellent choice as the brooding Mellors and that Prevost was a much undervalued actress - very cool as the femme fatale.
Some of the "hi tech" stuff which looks so funny now was probably really cutting edge then. Check out the photocopier and the tape player.
This film really does go through some of the clichés but is none the worse off for doing so. It also showcases the overlooked talents of the leads as well as introducing us to Tom Bell, who went on to have a fine career and is best known for being the wry cynical sidekick to Helen Mirren in the excellent Prime Suspect.
Great music too!
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