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The Flying Scot (film)

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Director  Compton Bennett
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

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Country  United Kingdom
The Flying Scot (film) movie poster
Writer  Norman Hudis, Jan Read, Ralph Smart
Release date  1957

The Flying Scot is a 1957 British crime film directed by Compton Bennett and starring Lee Patterson, Kay Callard and Alan Gifford. The film was released in the U.S. as Mailbag Robbery.

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Plot

A gang plans to steal a half-a-million pounds worth of banknotes from an express train.

Cast

  • Lee Patterson - Ronnie
  • Kay Callard - Jackie
  • Alan Gifford - Phil
  • Gerald Case - Guard
  • Jeremy Bodkin - Charlie, the boy
  • Mark Baker - Gibbs
  • Geoffrey Bodkin - Neat boy
  • John Dearth - Father
  • Kerry Jordan - Drunk
  • John Lee - Young man
  • Patsy Smart - Mother
  • Margaret Withers - Middle-aged lady
  • Margaret Gordon - Drunk's Wife
  • Critical reception

    TV Guide wrote, "The suspense is well built in this finely constructed feature": while Sky Movies called it "An unheralded low-budget thriller which contains twice as much suspense as many more lavish productions. Taut, crisp, with a conspicuous absence of big name stars, it is a prime example of the British B-movie at its best. With a bit of Hitchcock here and a touch of Rififi there (a 15-minute sequence is acted in complete silence), the suspense is built up to a climax which leaves one hoping that just this once, crime will be allowed to pay."

    It was one of 15 films selected by Steve Chibnall and Brian McFarlane in The British 'B' Film, their survey of British B films, as among the most meritorious of the B films made in Britain between World War II and 1970. They note that it was shot in just three weeks on a budget of 18,000 pounds, and describe it as "a film not just of suspense, but of real fascination".

    References

    The Flying Scot (film) Wikipedia
    The Flying Scot (film) IMDb The Flying Scot (film) themoviedb.org


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