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The Big Job (1965)

An inept gang of bank robbers, led by George The Brain, are caught and sentenced to 15 years hard labour each. When they are released from prison they start out to collect the money they ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... George Brain
... Myrtle Robbins
Dick Emery ... Frederick 'Booky' Binns
... Mildred Gamely
Lance Percival ... Timothy 'Dipper' Day
... Harold
... Sally Gamely
... Police Sergeant
Reginald Beckwith ... Register Office Official
Michael Ward ... Undertaker
Brian Rawlinson ... Henry Blobbitt
... Judge
... Bank Cashier
... Bank Official
... Dot Franklin
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An inept gang of bank robbers, led by George The Brain, are caught and sentenced to 15 years hard labour each. When they are released from prison they start out to collect the money they had stolen and which George had hidden in a hollow tree during the chase in which they were caught. The only trouble is that the tree was in the middle of a lonely lane when they were imprisoned; now, 15 years later, the tree is in the backyard of a Police Station... Written by Rhino <rhino@blueyonder.co.uk>

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heist | independent film | See All (2) »

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WANTED in connection with THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY otherwise know as...

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17 November 1967 (France)  »

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Atraco imperfecto  »

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At the end of the film, Joan Sims as new head of the gang, plans to rob a train from Edinburgh with used bank notes worth five million pounds. This film was made two years after the Great Train Robbery, however that train was from Glasgow and was carrying 2.6 million pounds in used bank notes. Joan also mentions changing the signal to red which occurred during the Great Train Robbery. Also Sidney James' character's name is Brain, hence the Great Brain Robbery. These are all obvious references to the Great Train Robbery. See more »

Goofs

The wire to pull the harpoon out of the harpoon-gun can be clearly seen in the shot just before the first one is fired into the tree. See more »

Quotes

Frederick 'Booky' Binns: We can't use our own names. It's too risky.
George Brain: We'll use those classy ones we had for the Metropole Hotel job.
Mildred Gamely: [coming into the room] Oh there you are. How do you do. I'm Mrs Gamely.
George Brain: How do you do, Mrs Gamely. I'm Professor Hook.
[points to Dipper and Booky]
George Brain: Dr Line, Mr Sinker.
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References Z Cars (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Friends and Plough the Sea
(uncredited)
from "The Pirates of Penzance"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
Arranged by Eric Rogers
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A Carry On if ever I saw one.
11 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

This film is made in the great tradition that is `Carry On`. The music shouts Carry On, as do the actors. maybe the movie could have been subtitled `Carry on Nicking`. Sid James as the centre for this production shows the Blueprint for his many performances as what was basically the same character throughout the Carry On series of movies whether it be Henry VIII or Sidney Bliss.


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