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The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 4 September 1960 (USA)
In 1901, a group of IRA members decides to rob the Bank of England in order to finance their movement and to embarrass the British government.

Director:

John Guillermin

Writers:

John Brophy (novel), Howard Clewes (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Aldo Ray ... Charles Norgate
Elizabeth Sellars ... Iris Muldoon
Peter O'Toole ... Capt. Monty Fitch
Kieron Moore ... Walsh
Albert Sharpe Albert Sharpe ... Albert Tosher Sparrow
Joseph Tomelty ... Cohoun
Wolf Frees ... Dr. Hagen
John Le Mesurier ... Green
Miles Malleson ... Assistant Curator
Colin Gordon ... Benge
Andrew Keir ... Sergeant of the Guard
Hugh Griffith ... O'Shea
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London at the turn of the century in 1901. Three men are on a mission from the IRA to steal all the gold in the vaults of the Bank of England. Norgate, their leader, discovers the bank's weak spot: an old forgotten sewer straight under the vaults. But they have to deal with captain Fitch, a young but suspicious bank guard. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

Peter O'Toole and Hugh Griffith would appear together again in How To Steal A Million. See more »

Quotes

O'Shea: [about Norgate] He was a mining engineer, but he found it easier to extract gold from banks than from frozen streams.
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Connections

Referenced in The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963) See more »

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solid caper
7 April 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's 1901 London. A group of Irish revolutionaries at the behest of the IRA plan to rob the Bank of England in a strike against British rule. Charles Norgate (Aldo Ray) is an Irish-American who leads the effort. He was recruited by Iris Muldoon, a widow of the cause. The bank seems impenetrable and there are no easy way to strike a big enough blow. Norgate is able to befriend Lt. Monte Fitch (Peter O'Toole), one of the military soldiers guarding the bank.

The first half is trying to find the Bank's weakness. The second half is the caper. I like the second half much better. Capers are always better in the execution. There is an acting standoff with Aldo Ray going against Peter O'Toole. Ray has the makeup of a muscle head football player. The performance is limited especially compared to O'Toole. The romantic melodrama doesn't take off. I'm a sucker for good capers and the second half helps fulfil that need.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nap, amikor kirabolták az Angol Bankot See more »

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Budget:

$457,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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