You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. Each key is in different hands. The plan for the robbery is pretty straightforward: The train's safe, containing the gold, is locked with four keys. In the process of writing and directing the movie, however, Crichton has taken more liberties with the facts, and he's inserted a vein of wry humor. The costumes and the art direction are right, Crichton peppers his dialog with no doubt authentic Victorian underworld phraseology, and, for the climactic train robbery scene, they've even built an entire working train.
Until one Edward Pierce made off with a shipment of gold being sent to meet the British army's payroll in the Crimea, it was, quite simply, thought impossible to rob a moving train. Advertisement The leads are and , teamed up with fondly recalled as Georgina on Upstairs, Downstairs. . International Titles The Great Train Robbery Trailer Velká vlaková loupež Trailer Der erste große Eisenbahnraub Trailer The First Great Train Robbery Trailer 1855 - La prima grande rapina al treno Trailer La prima grande rapina al treno Trailer Det stora tågrånet Trailer The Great Train Robbery Trailer 2003 14 November 2003 After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend. That's just as well, since a we don't desperately need another tightly wound caper film, and b his cast was born to play wry humor.
Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. Other pleasures: The wicked trick used to smuggle Connery into the locked car with the gold; the chase scene on top of the train; and, of course, the exquisite presence of Down, who has a bedroom scene with Connery that makes James Bond look curiously like Sherlock Holmes. Pierce got clean away with some 4,000 pounds. Miriam Down , Pierce's mistress, sets up his escape after being caught by police. Connery is one of the best light comedians in the movies, and has been ever since those long-ago days when he was James Bond.
So one elderly banker is stalked at a dogfight and another is waylaid in a brothel. Connery is Edward Pierce, a British thief who pulls off the first moving train robbery in 1855. The Bond movies, with their violent pyrotechnics and bizarre special effects are somehow remembered as thrillers. There's also a stopwatch scene for the caper fans: Connery and Sutherland go through innumerable dry runs before attempting to break into the office of the railway company, and we get a nicely choreographed robbery attempt with all the classic touches guard appears in view a split-second after the crucial moment, etc. Advertisement The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. They were stylish, droll comedies that were flavored with thrills, and Connery played Bond as an understated comic character. Based on real events, this stylish period film has Pierce enlisting the help of one Clean Willy Sleep and master safecracker Agar Sutherland to pull off the crime.
Down plays Connery's accomplice, and she seems to have been born to wear Victorian knickers. Maybe that's why George Lazenby and have never quite filled Connery's shoes as Bond: They played 007 too straight. The challenge is to separate the owners from their keys, preferably in circumstances that properly staid Victorian gentlemen would be loath to describe to the police. . .
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