A terrific caper movie, adapted by Bryan Forbes from a novel by John Boland. Hawkins is at his gruff best as an embittered ex-army colonel who assembles a seven-man team of similarly disgruntled former military men to execute a million pound bank robbery. Plotting and direction are as rigorously organised as the operation itself, making this a crisply enjoyable picture with typically excellent character playing from a lovable set of old lags.
Cast and crew
Jack Hawkins Richard Attenborough Roger Livesey Nigel Patrick Bryan Forbes Kieron Moore Terence Alexander Norman Bird Robert Coote Melissa Stribling Nanette Newman Gerald Harper