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The Great Bank Robbery (1969)

Three separate plans to rob a top-security bank in the western town of Friendly, Texas, circa 1880.

Director:

Hy Averback

Writers:

William Peter Blatty (screenplay), Frank O'Rourke (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zero Mostel ... Rev. Pious Blue
Kim Novak ... Sister Lyda Kebanov - Forger
Clint Walker ... Ranger Ben Quick
Claude Akins ... Slade
Akim Tamiroff ... Papa - Juan's Father
Larry Storch ... Juan
John Anderson ... Mayor Kincaid
Sam Jaffe ... Brother Lilac Bailey - Art Forger
Mako ... Secret Agent Fong
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Jeb (as Elisha Cook)
Ruth Warrick ... Mrs. Applebee
John Fiedler ... Brother Dismas Ostracorn - Explosives
John Larch ... Sheriff of Friendly
Peter Whitney ... Brother Jordan Cass - Tunneling
Norman Alden ... The Great Gregory - Balloonist
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Storyline

Lyda Kabanov and her assortment of buddies pose as leaders of the only church in Friendly, Texas, their intention being to rob the fortress-like bank built by the Brothers James, Dalton, and Younger to house their ill-gotten gold. Arriving in town on dust-covered feet, Lyda is introduced by phony evangelist Pious Blue as "my cousin" and she promptly opens her dress and displays her voluptuous charms. Written by alfiehitchie

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It was a bank that couldn't be taken. But three different gangs tried. All on the same morning. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

M/PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1969 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy bankrablás See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This project was originally set up at Paramount in 1967, and Rex Harrison and Melina Mercouri were being wooed to star. See more »

Goofs

The second time Lila rides up to the bank, she is astride the horse. Her next scene she is riding side saddle. See more »

Quotes

Ranger Ben Quick: Just because I talk slow don't mean I'm peculiar.
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Connections

Spoofs The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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The Rainbow Rider
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
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This movie is an American comedy classic
25 March 2003 | by carpetsoilerSee all my reviews

Anyone who was not in stitches after watching this movie should take another look. This was quite simply one of the best comedies ever made. Hopefully, someday the powers that be will recognize the worth of this film and release it on DVD. Fans of Clint Walker and Kim Novak owe it to themselves to have this movie as a part of their collection, because the scope of their careers and the range of their abilities can not be adequately represented without it.


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