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...
WANTED in connection with THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY otherwise know as...
Did You Know?
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
During the bedroom scene when they first get the telescope to look into the police station, there is a bedside table next to Dick Emery. In the course of several shots of the table a booklet appears-disappears-reappears and the clock goes back in time. See more
[under sufference, George has got married to Myrtle; the registrar has just pronounced them husband and wife
[to the registrar
You haven't heard the last of this. I shall appeal.
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'U' rating. See more
Referenced in Blue Streak
from "The Pirates of Penzance"
Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Sung by Jim Dale
(Harold) and the police choir, and used as a theme during the film. See more