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Robbery (1967)

Robbery

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Based on the true story of the 1963 British Royal Mail robbery, this late '60s British caper film was directed by Peter Yates a year before he made the action classic Bullitt in the States. Opening with an extended jewel theft sequence followed by a action-packed car chase, Robbery details the events before, during, and immediately following the infamous heist. Paul Clifton (Stanley Baker, who also produced) is the main thief who comes up with the idea to steal three million dollars from the overnight mail train that runs from Glasgow to London. While gathering together a crew of thieves, he helps currency expert Robinson (Frank Finlay) break out of jail. The gang successfully holds up the train, takes the money, and retreats to an empty field to divide it up. When Robinson calls his wife on the phone, Inspector George Langdon (James Booth) from Scotland Yard traces the call and arrests them. As the legend goes, one of them manages to escape with the money. Also starring Joanna Pettet, who played Mata Bond in Casino Royale, and a young Robert Powell, who would go on to appear in the crime caper The Italian Job. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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On DVD: Apr 26, 1990
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Cast

Stanley Baker
as Paul Clifton
Joanna Pettet
as Kate Clifton
James Booth
as Inspector Langdon
Frank Finlay
as Robinson
Glynn Edwards
as Squad Chief
Anthony Sweeney
as Detective Inspector
David Pinner
as Constable in Informa...
Frank Williams
as Prison contact
Barry Stanton
as Car Lot owner
Rachel Herbert
as Schoolteacher
Michael David
as CID chief
Martin Wyldeck
as Chief constable
Malcolm Taylor
as Delta 1 Observer
Linda Marlowe
as Debutante at Nightcl...
Roger Booth
as Detective
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Critic Reviews for Robbery

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A forensic examination of the making of a crime, Robbery keeps pace with other '60s capers (Topkapi) and overtakes others (The Italian Job).

Full Review… | February 17, 2011
Film-Forward.com

It's only routine cops and robbers doings.

Full Review… | October 28, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

August 8, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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