Robbery (film)


Robbery (film)

"For the crime, see robbery".

Infobox Film
name = Robbery


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director = Peter Yates
producer = Stanley Baker
Michael Deeley
writer = Edward Boyd
Peter Yates
George Markstein
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starring = Stanley Baker
Joanna Pettet
James Booth
music = Johnny Keating
cinematography = Geoffrey Unsworth
editing = Reginald Beck
distributor = Paramount
Embassy
released = August, 1967
runtime = 110 min.
country = U.K.
language = English
budget =
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amg_id = 1:41629
imdb_id = 0062207

"Robbery" is a 1967 British crime film directed by Peter Yates. The story is a heavily fictionalised version of the 1963 Great Train Robbery.

The cast includes Stanley Baker, James Booth, Frank Finlay and Barry Foster

The film was produced by Stanley Baker and Michael Deeley, for Baker's company Oakhurst Productions.

The film is notable for its car chase sequences, and lead to its director, Peter Yates, being hired to direct the Hollywood crime film "Bullitt", the following year.

The opening scene shows an aerial shot of a car-lined Hatton Garden. A 'traffic warden' places a time-delay device inside a parked car. A chauffeur appears from a jewellers with his master who is ushered into the car and then wafted away at speed. The car, a Vanden Plas 4 litre is followed at a distance by an ambulance containing two villains dressed as ambulancemen. The car eventually crashes into a skip after its occupants are gased driving along Nothumberland Avenue. The ambulance promptly arrives at the scene taking away the passenger with a briefcase chained to his hand. News of the abduction reaches the police and a car chase breaks out after the villains abandon the ambulance for a Jaguar MK II in a North West London housing estate. The chase begins and after many miles the diamond robbers eventually get away - the diamonds raising a chunk of money for what is later dubbed 'The Crime of the Century'. All of the exterior locations for Robbery were filmed in and around Central London and include great period shots of Marble Arch, Trafalgar Square, Little Venice & Kensal Green.

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