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Robbery (1967)

A group of British criminals plans the robbery of the Royal Mail train on the Glasgow-London route.


Peter Yates
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Baker ... Paul Clifton
Joanna Pettet ... Kate Clifton
James Booth ... Inspector George Langdon
Frank Finlay ... Robinson
Barry Foster ... Frank
William Marlowe ... Dave Aitken
Clinton Greyn Clinton Greyn ... Jack
George Sewell ... Ben
Glynn Edwards ... Squad Chief
Michael McStay Michael McStay ... Don
Martin Wyldeck ... Chief constable
Rachel Herbert Rachel Herbert ... School teacher
Patrick Jordan ... Freddy (as Patrick Jordon)
Barry Stanton ... Car Lot owner
Kenneth Farrington ... Seventh Robber (as Ken Farrington)


A dramatization of the Great Train Robbery. While not a 'how to', it is very detail dependent, showing the care and planning that took place to pull it off. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Who says crime doesn't pay? 3 Million pounds says it does! See more »


Crime | Drama | Mystery


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The train robbery scenes were filmed at Theddingworth on the Rugby - Market Harborough - Peterborough line. This route had been closed in June 1966 and the tops of the rails were already rusty, so the film crew had to clean and polish them using mops and brushes at the start of filming to make it look as if the rails were still in use. See more »


When the traffic warden puts the gas canister in the car a white cable can be seen from above whatever it was. See more »


Paul Clifton: We're talking about millions of pounds now. We're talking about road blocks, car searches, house raids, shakedowns. They'll know who pulled the job. Without the money, they can't prove anything.
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Crazy Credits

Prior to the opening robbery the card drive down High Holborn and turn into Trafalgar square,which is a couple of miles away. See more »


Referenced in Athens After Midnight (1968) See more »

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Very Enjoyable and Realistic Crime Story
17 April 2009 | by nsiddSee all my reviews

I watched "Robbery" on TV for the first time in years yesterday and was impressed by the quality and reality of the story-line and the characters.

Every scene had an interesting meaning to it and the characters all behaved in a consistent manner - which is very refreshing to see in an age where stories are tailored just to meet the aura or egos of its stars. A big credit for this goes to the writers and the director. The acting of Stanley Baker and James Booth was also outstanding.

All in all a very enjoyable experience - which should appeal to film-lovers like me that are entertained by high quality production values and realistic stories.

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Release Date:

22 September 1967 (UK) See more »

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Überfall See more »

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Oakhurst Productions See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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