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Plot: 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.
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Where robbery might be fun for some, including the viewers.
Well, this wasn’t the first movie about a great train robbery, and it won’t be the last. But, it’s one of the best I’ve seen: excellent cast of characters headed by Stanley Baker, a well-paced plot which concentrates on the planning and execution of the actual daring robbery in 1963; and which allowed the director, Peter Yates, to show how well he can film tight action sequences and car chases.
Speaking of the last, it was the opener – a brilliant getaway sequence through London as the robbers elude police Jaguars in their own silver-gray streak – which caught the eye of Steve McQueen who asked Yates to direct his planned movie Bullitt (1968). Good timing for director Yates, that’s for sure. If you’ve seen both movies, you can definitely see the Yates touch….
(Ever have the feeling, though, it’s a waste of time for cops to chase bad guys in cars? All through the filming of this chase, the police know it’s a sliver-gray 3.4 liter Jaguar and it’s registration number, all about it. Would have been easier for the cops to just hunt down all owners/dealers etc. Aaah, but we would’ve missed the excitement….)
Anyway … Robbery goes through the motions of showing how it’s all done, how the robbers hide, how they try to get away and, finally, how they all get caught – except for one. No prizes for guessing who that was. As straight, linear filming and story-telling goes, it’s professional and highly entertaining, mixing enough gallows humour with the deadly aspects of criminal behavior to satisfy this viewer; and probably most.
Give this outing six out of ten. Recommended for all (no sex, no cuss words, no racism, no blasphemy: squeaky clean!).
May 28, 2016
Stylish yes, influential probably, good…weeelll, maybe
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.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director Peter Yates
Writer Edward Boyd, Peter Yates, George Markstein
Actors Stanley Baker, Joanna Pettet, James Booth
Country United Kingdom
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Humphries Film Laboratories London, UK
Film Length 3,126.03 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm