This cops-and-robbers thriller, starring Stanley Baker (Lt. Chard of Zulu), is based on a real event--the Great Train Robbery of 1963.
Despite its promising premise, the film is a bit dull and slow-moving and could have used better exposition. James Booth plays Inspector George Langdon, the Scotland Yard detective who cracks the case. His hair is short and neat and he wears well-pressed, un-rumpled suits and a plain beige raincoat. Heís rather soft-spoken, polite, and colorless. Booth does a perfectly competent job, but there isnít much to the role. Also, who wants to see James Booth as a cop?
ABC Film Review, 11/67
Films and Filming, 11/67