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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 »


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A great British 1960s gangster film
6 April 2006 | by michael-blankSee all my reviews

A very well made near-reconstruction of the Great Train Robbery, taut, brilliantly directed and acted, with excellent casting.

Stanley Baker was on top form for this film-such a tragedy that he died so young-and so are the rest of the cast, which includes many 1960s British film stalwarts, such as Glynn Edwards and Barry Foster.

It should be remembered that many of the details of the preparations by the "firms" who carried out the real GTR, only came out in later books, so the very realistic pre-the big robbery story lines in this film were, it turned out, not surprisingly, very accurate: the robbery to finance the big job, the pulling together of a team of top criminals etc.

In all not one to be missed, whenever it is shown on TV.

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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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