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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,… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A forensic examination of the making of a crime, Robbery keeps pace with other '60s capers (Topkapi) and overtakes others (The Italian Job)."
‑ Kent Turner,
"It's only routine cops and robbers doings."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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