The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960)





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This crime caper based on a legendary robbery stars Aldo Ray as Norgate, the ringleader of the thieves out to steal a bundle from the Bank of England. But it is a young Peter O'Toole as the guard Fitch who steals the show -- two years before Lawrence of Arabia would make him an internationally acclaimed star. The year is 1901 and Norgate is an avid supporter of Irish Home Rule, avid enough to plan this robbery to get the bullion needed to make his independence wishes come true. He gathers together the necessary crew of brains, brawn, and bravado, and the would-be thieves make their way through a sewer system that runs under the bank. What they do not count on is that Fitch may not be quite as dumb as he seems. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Aldo Ray
as Norgate
Elizabeth Sellars
as Iris Muldoon
Peter O'Toole
as Captain Fitch
Hugh Griffith
as O'Shea
Albert Sharpe
as Tosher
Wolf Frees
as Dr. Hagen
Miles Malleson
as Assistant Curator
Michael Golden
as Gamekeeper
Peter Myers
as Piers
Andrew Keir
as Sergeant of the Guard
Erik Chitty
as Gudgeon
Frederick Piper
as Policeman
Charles Lloyd Pack
as Mr. Peabody
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Great crime story, Peter O'Toole just two years before Lawrence of Arabia made him a star. Engrossing, the title almost says it all. Suspenseful story of the Irish doing something never done. "The luck of the Irish" should have been the title. [img][/img] O'Toole,left, Aldo Ray right "The Day They Robbed the Bank of England is a 1960 British crime film directed by John Guillermin. The film is set in London at the turn of the 20th century, in 1901. While Ireland struggles for independence, Charles Norgate (Aldo Ray), an Irish-American, arrives in London after being recruited by Irish revolutionaries to undertake a robbery of the Bank of England."--- wikipedia [img][/img] SEE the entire film here: [img][/img] NOTES: 1. Peter O'Toole's role in the film led him to be cast as the lead in Lawrence of Arabia two years later. 2. According to MGM records the film earned $180,000 in the US and Canada and $625,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $57,000. [img][/img] Aldo Ray - Norgate Elizabeth Sellars - Iris Muldoon Peter O'Toole - Captain Fitch Kieron Moore - Walsh Albert Sharpe - Tosher Joseph Tomelty -Cohoun Wolf Frees - Dr. Hagen John Le Mesurier - Green Miles Malleson - Assistant Curator Colin Gordon - Keeper Andrew Keir - Sergeant of the Guard Hugh Griffith - O'Shea [img][/img] Directed by John Guillermin Produced by Jules Buck Written by Howard Clewes (screenplay and adaptation) Richard Maibaum (adaptation) John Brophy (novel) Music by Edwin Astley Cinematography Georges Périnal Editing by Frank Clarke Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Release dates 17 May 1960 (UK) Running time 85 min. Country United Kingdom Language English [img][/img]

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