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The Great British Train Robbery 

Die Gentlemen bitten zur Kasse (original title)
It is the story of the famous British train robbery from the 1960s, told in almost documentary style from the view of the robbers.




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Series cast summary:
Horst Tappert ...  Michael Donegan 3 episodes, 1966
Hans Cossy Hans Cossy ...  Patrick Kinsey 3 episodes, 1966
Günther Neutze Günther Neutze ...  Archibald Arrow 3 episodes, 1966
Karl-Heinz Hess ...  Geoffrey Black 3 episodes, 1966
Hans Reiser Hans Reiser ...  Tomas Webster 3 episodes, 1966
Rolf Nagel ...  Gerald Williams 3 episodes, 1966
Wolfgang Weiser ...  Harold McIntosh 3 episodes, 1966
Harry Engel Harry Engel ...  George Slowfoot 3 episodes, 1966
Wolfram Schaerf Wolfram Schaerf ...  Andrew Elton 3 episodes, 1966
Günther Tabor Günther Tabor ...  Ronald Cameron 3 episodes, 1966
Wolfried Lier ...  Walter Lloyd 3 episodes, 1966
Franz Mosthav Franz Mosthav ...  Alfred Frost 3 episodes, 1966
Kurt Conradi Kurt Conradi ...  Arthur Finnegan 3 episodes, 1966
Paul Edwin Roth ...  Peter Masterson 3 episodes, 1966
Kai Fischer ...  Inge Masterson 3 episodes, 1966
Grit Boettcher ...  Jennifer Donegan 3 episodes, 1966
Eleonore Schroth Eleonore Schroth ...  Eileen Black 3 episodes, 1966
Sylvia Lydi Sylvia Lydi ...  Suzy Fast 3 episodes, 1966
Lothar Grützner Lothar Grützner ...  Sgt. Robbins 3 episodes, 1966
Günter Meisner ...  Smiler Jackson 3 episodes, 1966
Horst Beck Horst Beck ...  Twinky 3 episodes, 1966
Hans-Günter Martens Hans-Günter Martens ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 1966
Siegfried Lowitz ...  Dennis MacLeod 2 episodes, 1966
Albert Hörrmann Albert Hörrmann ...  Montague 2 episodes, 1966


It is the story of the famous British train robbery from the 1960s, told in almost documentary style from the view of the robbers.

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West Germany



Release Date:

8 February 1966 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great British Train Robbery See more »

Filming Locations:

Vellmar, Hessen, Germany See more »

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(3 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The original negative of this film was destroyed in the mid-80s when the NDR cleared out its vaults. See more »


Followed by Hoopers letzte Jagd (1972) See more »

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An Alltime Classic of German TV (minus the annoying score)
22 July 2010 | by NewInMunichSee all my reviews

You have to scan German regional public TV stations carefully to capture one of the occasional replays of this wonderful TV event about the greatest British train robbery that ever was. Again a very German view on British events (we can not only beat them to pieces in the soccer ground !)from Germany with a very German British style (trenchcoats, pubs, inserts from Piccadilly square and greyhound race tracks, even correct left side driving) with the most German actors you can think or and a not so unnerving voice over commenting. Why only a 7: Because the score is basically unnerving "dong dong dong dong do dong dong dong....". Bert Kaempfert could have given them something much better, had they only asked. But if you can get it, don't miss it.

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