PG | | Adventure, Crime, Drama
In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
The film was entitled "The First Great Train Robbery" in the UK, to distance it from the £2 million robbery from a mail train in 1963, which was known in the British press as "The Great Train Robbery".
In the year 1855, England and France were at war with Russia in the Crimea. The English troops were paid in gold. Once a month, twenty-five thousand pounds in gold was loaded into strongboxes inside the London bank of Huddleston and Bradford and ...
Transparent stay up stockings, as removed by Lesley-Anne Down in the first bedroom scene, were not invented until the mid 20th century. At the time the movie was depicted hosiery was opaque and waisted, these were called nether-stocks.
$391,942 (USA) (4 February 1979)
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