A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ...
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St. John Legh Clowes
Jack La Rue,
A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ahead with the robbery, but when the driver of the armoured van is killed in the raid his wife plans revenge, and with the police closing in the gang start to turn on each other.Written by
In a recent late night U.K. TV broadcast (29/05/18) there is a sequence set in a house where a woman is talking to a man while she is washing her daughter who is in a bath. The daughter is standing up but from her shoulders down her body is optically blurred while her mother is washing her. See more »
During the opening credits the VW Type 2 Panel Van being driven by the would-be robbers changes from a mono-color to a two-tone. See more »
In case you didn't know, killing that driver was murder, and you're an accessory. You give yourself up, Monty, you'll swing, sure as Christmas.
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This is a very decent British crime film with some excellent moments. Tom bell carries off the part of the main baddie pretty well but I do not feel he is consistently good throughout, although this may well be shortcomings in the script, which certainly needed tightening up. I thought Billie Whitelaw rather unconvincing as mother of two and amateur sleuth, but she just about gets away with it. No, for me it is Francoise Prevost who brings this film to life. She dominates every frame she is in and the whole film seems to step up a gear. We are uncertain as to her motives and I am sure this is intended if unusual in a film such as this. Most refreshing that we should take to a character and then not really be sure whether we should be cheering or not. Shades of 'The Wire'?!! There is some fine location action and indeed it is some of the car or hideout interiors that slow the film down. Overall though, well worth a watch and something out of the ordinary.
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