Bitter about being forced into retirement, a colonel (wittily embodied by Jack Hawkins) ropes a cadre of former British army men into aiding him in a one-million-pound bank robbery—a risky, multitiered plan that involves infiltrating a military compound. A delightful cast of British all-stars, including Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, and Roger Livesey, brings to life this precisely calibrated caper, which was immensely popular and influenced countless Hollywood heist films.
|Robert Coote||Bunny Warren|
|Doris Hare||Molly Weaver|
|Gerald Harper||Captain Saunders|
|Oliver Reed||Babes in the Woods Chorus Boy|