The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960)

85 min.
Plot  The film is set in London at the turn of the 20th century, in 1901. While Ireland struggles for independence, Charles Norgate (Aldo Ray), an Irish-American, arrives in London after being recruited by Irish revolutionaries to undertake a robbery of the Bank of England. Iris Muldoon, the widow of a martyr in the Irish independence movement, had previously travelled to New York to hire Norgate on behalf of the movement. The Irish revolutionaries, led by O'Shea (Hugh Griffith), plan to rob a million pounds worth of gold bullion from the bank vaults as a political offensive. At first, the other revolutionaries are wary of Norgate but he gains their confidence by acknowledging his Irish lineage. Informed that the bank is considered impregnable, Norgate seeks a weakness in the Bank Picquet provided by the Brigade of Guards, which keeps watch on the gold.

After a visit to a local public house frequented by Her Majesty's Guardsmen, Norgate befriends Lt. Monte Fitch (Peter O'Toole) of t...



Peter O'Toole
Captain Fitch
Wolf Frees
Dr. Hagen
Colin Gordon
Andrew Keir
Sergeant of the Guard


All Titles

The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
English Original Title

Release Dates


United Kingdom




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