The Italian Job

The planning and execution of a Turin bullion heist take, for once, a back seat to the stunt-riddled getaway (subsequently pastiched, after numerous TV screenings of the film, by at least one car commercial). As a modest fun movie, it works, much helped by deep casting contrasts and a nice sense of absurd proportions from scriptwriter (and Z Cars originator) Troy Kennedy Martin.

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Peter Collinson
Screenwriter: Troy Kennedy Martin
Cast: Michael Caine
Noël Coward
Benny Hill
Raf Vallone
Tony Beckley
Rossano Brazzi
Maggie Blye
Irene Handl
John Le Mesurier
Fred Emney
Robert Powell