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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 overview, first billed only:
Stanley Baker ... Paul Clifton
Joanna Pettet ... Kate Clifton
James Booth 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 ... 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Crime takes a bite out of this excellent drama from British soil.
2 March 1999 | by emmSee all my reviews

What obviously is a great (or maybe not-so-great depending on who to trust) film elsewhere on the world map, ROBBERY (1967) has since been into obscurity in the States. The print's a knockout! This may have helped launch future rip-offs of the burglar heist category, including the mellow-yellow LOOPHOLE. Anyone here who finds this will be glad that this is just one of the few kinds of movies that has never been seen quite often these days. It's a truly interesting find! Starting off with a long car chase, it becomes deeply involving with the story where Clifton runs a professional crook squad planning and attempting to rob a trainload of loot. You will not expect a fast-paced breeze through a simple little concept like stealing, but a very sharp plot makes this stand out, where one event leads to another. With a near-surprise finish, this is one domestic rarity that must be seen, and is highly recommended. Take it from me, you will be surprised at how many good movies are left in waiting for the eye.


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