The Italian Job (1969)

PETER COLLINSON

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB

United Kingdom, 1969.  .  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

stars as a thief who is let out of prison and immediately gets himself involved in another heist. He assembles a collection of crooks and they combine resources in order to accomplish the seemingly impossible: robbing a gold shipment in Turin during a traffic jam.  How they do it is a lightweight but delightfully fun caper, similar in tone to many of its kind (Topkapi, etc.) and featuring no distinct flavour of its own.  That said, if you find yourself watching it, you won’t suffer much. Remade thirty-four years with a slightly thickened plot.

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