4 May 2020 | searchanddestroy-1
I love this movie from the sixties, plenty of charm, not a bloody crime film, but a good old days heist flick, another version of RIFIFI or TOPKAPI, the heist scheme with the fewest talk whilst the robbers operate. Yes, this is a film which is not comedy, no sir, but light heart oriented, not a dark and downbeat film noir as RIFIFI was. I read the Bill Mc Givern's book and this film is rather faithful to the novel spirit. I watch it for the third time in decades and am surprised not to have been bored at all. I would say that kind of films never grow old; but that's my own opinion. Maybe the setting and the bull run sequence contribute to this feeling; not so many features provide such an atmosphere, so particular, so specific. A good old gem from a lost era.