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Piccadilly Third Stop (1960)

In London, a wealthy playboy, an American adventurer, a small-time thief and a retired safe-cracker team-up to rob a foreign embassy's safe by digging a tunnel from the London Underground into the embassy's cellar.


Wolf Rilla


Leigh Vance (story and screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Morgan ... Dominic Colpoys-Owen
Yôko Tani ... Fina (Seraphina) Yokami (as Yoko Tani)
John Crawford ... Joe Preedy
Mai Zetterling ... Christine Preedy
William Hartnell ... Colonel
Dennis Price ... Edward
Ann Lynn ... Mouse
Charles Kay ... Toddy
Doug Robinson ... Albert (as Douglas Robinson)
Gillian Maude Gillian Maude ... Bride's Mother
Trevor Reid Trevor Reid ... Bride's Father
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Police Sergeant (as Ronald Leigh Hunt)
Alan Rolfe Alan Rolfe ... Private Detective
Tony Hawes Tony Hawes ... Fop
Judy Huxtable ... Bride
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A Playboy tries to recruit a gang, who include an American who needs cash to satisfy his wife's expensive tastes, and an old time expert cracksman, to rob a foreign embassy's safe, but trouble starts when the plan begins to go wrong. Written by <mike.wilson6@btinternet.com>

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During the film, Terence Morgan is seen standing on the platform of Belgravia station next to an advert for the film The Shakedown (1960), a film in which he himself stars. See more »


When the gang are sitting in the car outside the Siban embassy, two young ladies pass them crossing the road. In the first shot, the lady in the white top is on the left as we look at them. There is a 2-second cutaway shot of the guys in the car, as the Colonel looks lustfully at the ladies, and then there is another shot of the ladies from a different angle, but now the lady in white is on the right. See more »


[Joe Preedy is suspected of passing false cheques. Edward is looking at a large book as Joe is shown into his office]
Edward: I keep a kind of scrapbook here, Mr Preedy. These are the duds I was landed with in my early days. Must be £30,000 thereabouts. Quite a load for a one-man business to carry. Then I hired Albert, whom you met out there in the hall. I never enquired into his methods, but since I've been employing him, this is the only stumer that I've been passed. In that case, when the man ...
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Unfairly neglected, this is a tightly-written British crime caper
10 March 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A well-cast British crime caper, PICCADILLY THIRD STOP has the indignity of being a forgotten film, one of those that occasionally shows up in the middle of the night on TV. That unwieldy title doesn't help matters either. It's a pity, because this is a perfectly acceptable movie, one that's well made and suspenseful, with a tight story and realistic characters to propel the narrative.

The plot sees a group of criminals coming together to steal £100,00, hidden in a safe in an expensive mansion. The group is made up of various characters: Terence Morgan (CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB) leads as the cold, almost reptilian organiser, while John Crawford is more than effective as the edgy American. William Hartnell in particular shines as the old-fashioned safe cracker, while Mai Zetterling (THE WITCHES) and Yoko Tani (SAMSON AND THE SEVEN MIRACLES OF THE WORLD) add glamour value. Watch out for Dennis Price in the minor role of a loan shark.

The film begins rather slowly, taking time to explore the characters and their relationships, but quickly builds up steam in the second half. The scene of the actual robbery is limited to the last 20 minutes or so but makes for cracking entertainment, with plenty of suspense to keep it brimming along.

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Release Date:

3 March 1961 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminho para a Violência See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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