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British "heist" movie

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    [SIZE=20px]My son has asked me if I can identify a British black and white film concerning a gang that rents a shop next to a bank, then uses it as a base to rob the bank over the course of a weekend. I feel I should know this one but no success in the brain-racking department. Any help out there? [/SIZE]

  • #2
    'The Day They Robbed the Bank of England'?:

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_They_Robbed_the_Bank_of_England

    "They choose to carry out their heist on the first weekend in August, a long weekend wherein Monday is a bank holiday and most employees would be on vacation."

    No mention of a shop though. I don't think it's 'The League of Gentlemen' (from the same year), which I've seen twice.

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    • #3
      [QUOTE=cornershop15;n62172]'The Day They Robbed the Bank of England'?:

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_They_Robbed_the_Bank_of_England

      "They choose to carry out their heist on the first weekend in August, a long weekend wherein Monday is a bank holiday and most employees would be on vacation."

      No mention of a shop though. I don't think it's 'The League of Gentlemen' (from the same year), which I've seen twice.[/QUOTE]

      Not a shop - they go in through a sewer from the Thames.

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      • #4
        Could it be Calculated Risk (1963) - a house rather than a shop - [url]https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056895/[/url]

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        • #5
          This could be several 'B' movies, including a Danzigers which I can't recall the title of ..........!

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          • #6
            This sounds like Three Crooked Men (1957) a Danziger production starring Eric Pohlmann, Gordon Jackson and Warren Mitchell.

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            • #7
              Was he watching The Bank Job on a black and white television ?

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              • #8
                Thanks for the responses everyone - I'll pass them on.

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                • #9
                  Was it The Bank Job, starring Jason Statham? :rolleyes:

                  [Edit] - ah no, that wasn't B&W... :o

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                  • #10
                    The plotline sounds awfully like the Sherlock Holmes story "The Red-Headed League".

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