• Short Summary

    THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERS -- THE MOST NOTABLE BANDITS IN MODERN HISTORY MAY LARGELY BE LANGUISHING IN PRISON CELLS -- BUT THEIR DEEDS GO MARCHING ON.

  • Description

    THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERS -- THE MOST NOTABLE BANDITS IN MODERN HISTORY MAY LARGELY BE LANGUISHING IN PRISON CELLS -- BUT THEIR DEEDS GO MARCHING ON. FAIRLY SOON NOW THEY WILL BE MARCHING ACROSS THE CINEMA SCREENS OF THE WORLD. FOR ACTOR STANLEY BAKER HAD DECIDED TO MAKE A FILM BASED ON THE ROBBERY.

    SHOOTING HAS COMMENCED AT MARKET HARBOROUGH, NEAR LEICESTER WHERE THE MULTI-MILLION POUND ROBBERY FROM THE GLASGOW TO LONDON MAIL TRAIN WILL BE RECONSTRUCTED.

    IN THE ORIGINAL ROBBERY THE BANDITS GOT AWAY WITH GBP3,127,000. THE PROFIT FROM THE FILM IS EXPECTED TO BE CLOSE TO THIS FIGURE.

    THE LEAD PART OF THE MASTER-MIND WHO PLANNED THE ROBBERY IS TAKEN IN THE FILM BY STANLEY BAKER. STARRING WITH HIM ARE JOANNA PETTET AS HIS WIFE AND JAMES BOOTH AS A DETECTIVE INSPECTOR.

    IT WILL TAKE 13 NIGHTS TO FILM THE ROBBERY SEQUENCE. FOR THE PRODUCTION THE COMPANY'S ART DEPARTMENT HAVE PRINTED 1,500,000 FAKE BANKNOTES. AND THE PROPERTIES DEPARTMENT HAS HAD TO ACQUIRE TWO DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES AND MAIL COACHES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZW2VDQIDVCKQI5LHZP04A1LP
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZW2VDQIDVCKQI5LHZP04A1LP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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