Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
United Kingdom, 1969. Oakhurst Productions. Screenplay by Troy Kennedy-Martin. Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by Michael Deeley. Music by Quincy Jones. Production Design by Disley Jones. Costume Design by Dinah Greet. Film Editing by John Trumper.
Michael Caine 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.