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Robbery (1967)

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

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Peter Yates
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Cast

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 Patrick Jordan ... Freddy (as Patrick Jordon)
Barry Stanton ... Car Lot owner
Kenneth Farrington Kenneth Farrington ... Seventh Robber (as Ken Farrington)
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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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See how 26 men took 25 minutes to steal $10,000,000,00! See more »

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Überfall See more »

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Production Co:

Oakhurst Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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When Robinson (Frank Finlay) is getting into Clifton (Stanley Baker's) car, after seeing his wife and child in the park, the sound recordist, wearing a black suit and headphones, can be seen reflected in the car window. See more »

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Stylish yes, influential probably, good...weeelll, maybe
13 July 2000 | by thehumanduvetSee all my reviews

Interesting flick that starts out in thumping swingin' sixties style, the opening half-hour is all class as a meticulously planned diamond heist is carried out by a cool gang of sharp-suited sixties types, followed by a storming car-chase round the streets of London. The fact that this car chase is sparked by there just happening to be a police car passing by as the gang transfer from their van to a getaway car is a clue as to what is to follow - rather reliant on coincidence, and some appalling dialogue, the rest of the film is a little disappointing but never less than reasonable crime-action story, full of faces familiar to UK TV viewers, including a young and sprightly looking George Sewell, and a baby-faced Robert Powell, before his Italian Job work and way before his eighties Hannays. Speaking of the Italian Job, a lot of the style of this film is very similar to that classic, and you can't help but think some of the ideas here influenced the makers of Caine's finest hour (a mini coming down a ramp out of the back of a speeding truck, anyone?). Not a bad film, fascinating for anyone interested in the period and genre, with its cast of faces, selection of classic motors and often hilariously dated dialogue, this is well worth a watch, but no great classic.


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