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The Great Train Robbery

On 8 August, Britain awakens to the news of the biggest robbery in the country's history. The hijacking of a train 35 miles from its arrival in central London. Inhalt: In , mysterious and master criminal Edward Pierce plans and carries out, with three accomplices, the impossible robbery of the monthly. Der große Eisenbahnraub ist ein zwölfminütiger US-amerikanischer Spielfilm aus dem Jahre , der als der erste Western der Filmgeschichte gilt. Although the film is often described as one of the earliest to use the technique of cross cuttingin which two scenes are shown to be occurring simultaneously but in check this out locations, in fact the scenes see more the train robbery and the telegraph operator are told continue reading, with no intercutting of shots. Harry Booth. This article is about click silent film. Shortly after his release, Wisbey was imprisoned on remand over a swindle involving travellers' cheques. From metacritic. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Sean Connery More info Williams at the time a detective inspector claimed that at least three men who were directly involved are still at liberty and enjoying their full share of the money stolen and the profits from the way they invested it, one of them being the man responsible for the attack on the train driver.

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First of all, I must admit that I watched this movie because I had just finished to read Michael Crichton's book.

I was not expecting a movie so intriguing and so interesting as the novel. But it was a surprise. Despite the omitted details it becomes a very well made movie.

The Connery and Sutherland's performances are great, so I must recommend it if you like suspense. Although the book is better than the film, you must consider it is a movie and the resources in the making during that year were different than those available nowadays.

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Security is incredibly tight and the task seems an impossible one. However, he has a plan and just the right people to carry it out. Director: Michael Crichton.

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The Great Train Robbery He went to jail for short spells for numerous offences. In , he began to work with Bruce Reynolds and planned to get into the criminal big league.

During his national service in the RAF he was detained for stealing cigarettes. When he returned to South London , he ran a drinking club and became a professional criminal.

He married June Rose in They had a daughter, Nicky. Brian Arthur Field was born on 15 December and was immediately put up for adoption.

Although soldiers in the Service Corps were considered combat personnel, they were primarily associated with transport and logistics.

When he was discharged from the military, it was with "a very good character". Although he was only 28 at the time of the robbery, he was already apparently more prosperous than his boss, John Wheater.

Field drove a new Jaguar and had a house, "Kabri" an amalgam of Karin and Brian [Field] , with his wife at the Bridle Path, Whitchurch Hill , Oxfordshire, while his boss owned a battered Ford and lived in a run-down neighbourhood.

Part of the reason for Field's prosperity was that he was not averse to giving Goody and Edwards information about what his clients had in their country houses, making them prime targets for the thieves.

He had arranged Edwards' defence when he had been caught with a stolen car and had met Goody at a nightclub in Soho.

In , Douglas Goody claimed to journalists that "The Ulsterman" was Patrick McKenna, at the time of the robbery a year-old postal worker living in Salford , Lancashire.

McKenna, who was originally from Belfast , met Goody four times in Goody alleged that he found out McKenna's name only when he saw it written inside his spectacles case.

It is not known what became of the share McKenna allegedly received, but his children were "flabbergasted" on hearing the claim of their father's involvement.

It was surmised that McKenna either donated his share to the Catholic church over the years or had had the money stolen from him.

This alleged identification of McKenna as "The Ulsterman" has been disputed; not least because McKenna appears to have had no criminal record or associations and died poor.

It has been suggested [20] that a known associate of the convicted robbers, Sammy Osterman, was part of the gang, and his "Ulsterman" soubriquet was simply the result of mishearing his surname.

William Gerald Boal 22 October — 26 June , an accomplice after the fact of Roger Cordrey, was convicted as being one of the robbers, despite playing a role no different from the many other accomplices of the various train robbers.

Boal died in jail. Lennie Field was allowed to think that the plan was to hijack a lorry load of cigarettes.

He was released from jail in and went to live in north London. He was convicted and sentenced to three years. He died in Harrogate, near Leeds, aged He then went to Cheddington railway station , where the train had been taken, and where statements were taken from the driver and postal workers.

By lunchtime of the following day, it became obvious to Fewtrell that extra resources were needed to cope with the scale of the investigation and the Buckinghamshire Chief Constable referred the case to Scotland Yard.

The police then undertook a major search, fanning out from the crime scene after having failed to find any forensic evidence there.

A watch was put on the seaports. Following a tip-off from a herdsman who used a field adjacent to Leatherslade Farm, a police sergeant and constable called there on 13 August , five days after the robbery.

They also found a large quantity of food, bedding, sleeping bags, post-office sacks, registered mail packages, banknote wrappers and a Monopoly board game.

It was determined that although the farm had been cleaned for fingerprints, some finger and palm prints presumably of the robbers had been overlooked, including those on a ketchup bottle and on the Monopoly set which had been used after the robbery for a game, but with real money.

Despite the big breakthrough of the discovery of Leatherslade Farm, the investigation was not going well. On Monday 12 August , Butler was appointed to head the police investigation of the London connection and quickly formed a six-man Train Robbery Squad.

With Leatherslade Farm finally found on 13 August , the day after Tommy Butler was appointed to head the London investigation, the Train Robbery Squad descended on the farm.

The key breakthrough was when Detective Chief Superintendent Millen met a distinguished barrister in a smoking room of an exclusive West End club who told him that someone was willing to inform on the gang.

The informant had just been jailed in a provincial prison before the train robbery, and was hoping to get parole and other favourable outcomes from talking.

He clearly did not know all the names perfectly, and a second informant a woman was able to fill in the gaps. Millen said in his book Specialist in Crime , "the break-through with the informer came at a moment when I and my colleagues at the Yard were in a state of frustration almost approaching despair".

Hatherill and Millen decided to publish photos of the wanted suspects, despite strong protests from Tommy Butler and Frank Williams.

This resulted in most of the robbers going to ground. He became arguably the most renowned head of the Flying Squad in its history.

He was known variously as "Mr Flying Squad", as "One-day Tommy" for the speed with which he apprehended criminals and as the "Grey Fox" for his shrewdness.

He was Scotland Yard's most formidable thief-taker and, as an unmarried man who still lived with his mother, he had a fanatical dedication to the job.

Butler worked long hours and expected all members of the squad to do the same. The squad later had to work out rotations whereby one member would go home to rest as otherwise they were getting only three hours of sleep per night and had no time to eat healthily or see their families.

When the squad tried to get him to ease the working conditions, Butler was enraged and threatened to send them back to their normal duties.

Butler was said to be very secretive, with Jack Slipper claiming in his book Slipper of the Yard that "he wouldn't even tell his own left hand what the right one was doing".

This meant that Train Robbery Squad members were often dispatched on specific errands with no knowledge of how their tasks fitted into the overall investigation.

The senior officer, Frank Williams, was a quiet man. His speciality was dealing with informants and he had the best working knowledge of the south London criminal fraternity in the force.

One of the squad, Jack Slipper, would later become head of the Flying Squad and would still be involved in the case many years later.

They also sought to identify what money had been taken so that the relevant banks could be notified.

Deficiencies in High Value Package carriage security were reported and secure carriages were immediately brought back into service.

The installation of radios was recommended as a priority. The investigation was detailed in a report by Assistant Controller Richard Yates that was issued in May The first gang member to be caught was Roger Cordrey.

He was with his friend, William Boal who was helping him lie low in return for the payment of old debts.

They were living in a rented, fully furnished flat above a florist's shop in Wimborne Road, Moordown , Bournemouth. The Bournemouth police were tipped off by Ethel Clark, who unfortunately for Boal and Cordrey was the widow of a former police officer, when Boal and Cordrey paid rent for a garage in Tweedale Road, off Castle Lane West, three months in advance, all in used ten-shilling notes.

Boal, who was not involved in the robbery, was sentenced to 24 years and died in prison in Police later acknowledged that he was the victim of a miscarriage of justice.

Other arrests followed. Eight of the gang members and several associates were caught. On Friday 16 August , two people who had decided to take a morning stroll in Dorking Woods discovered a briefcase, a holdall and a camel-skin bag, all containing money.

They called police, who also discovered another briefcase full of money in the woods. They also found a camel-skin bag with a receipt inside, from the Cafe Pension restaurant, Sonnenbichel, Hindelang , Prov.

Allgäu in Germany. It was made out to Herr and Frau Field. Surrey police delivered the money and the receipt to Fewtrell and McArthur in Aylesbury, who knew by then that Brian Field was a clerk at James and Wheater who had acted in the purchase of Leatherslade Farm.

In addition, they knew that Field had acted for Gordon Goody and other criminals. Several weeks later, the police went to Field's house to interview him.

He calmly for someone whose relatives had dumped a large part at least of the loot provided a cover story that implicated Lennie Field as the purchaser of the farm and his boss John Wheater as the conveyancer.

He admitted to visiting the farm on one occasion with Lennie Field, but said he assumed it was an investment of his brother Alexander Field, whom Brian Field had unsuccessfully defended in a recent court case.

Field, not knowing the police had found a receipt, readily confirmed that he and his wife had been to Germany on a holiday and gave them the details of the place at which they had stayed.

Lennie Field had already been arrested on 14 September. The trial of the robbers began at Aylesbury Assizes , Buckinghamshire, on 20 January Because it would be necessary to accommodate a large number of lawyers and journalists, the existing court was deemed too small and so the offices of Aylesbury Rural District Council were specially converted for the event.

The defendants were brought to the court each day from Aylesbury Prison in a compartmentalised van, out of view of the large crowd of spectators.

Mr Justice Edmund Davies presided over the trial, which lasted 51 days and included exhibits and witnesses. The jury retired to the Grange Youth Centre in Aylesbury to consider its verdict.

On 11 February , there was a sensation when John Daly was found to have no case to answer. His counsel, Walter Raeburn QC , claimed that the evidence against his client was limited to his fingerprints being on the Monopoly set found at Leatherslade Farm and the fact that he went underground after the robbery.

Raeburn went on to say that Daly had played the Monopoly game with his brother-in-law Bruce Reynolds earlier in , and that he had gone underground only because he was associated with people publicly sought by the police.

This was not proof of involvement in a conspiracy. The judge agreed, and the jury was directed to acquit him. Detective Inspector Frank Williams was shocked when this occurred because, owing to Tommy Butler's refusal to share information, he had no knowledge of the fact that Daly's prints were only on the Monopoly set.

If Williams had known this, he could have asked Daly questions about the Monopoly set and robbed him of his very effective alibi.

Daly was clever in avoiding having a photo taken when he was arrested until he could shave his beard. This meant that there was no photo to show the lengths he had gone to in order to change his appearance.

No action was taken against Butler for his mistake in not ensuring the case against Daly was more thorough. On 15 April the proceedings ended with the judge describing the robbery as "a crime of sordid violence inspired by vast greed" and passing sentences of 30 years' imprisonment on seven of the robbers.

The 11 men sentenced all felt aggrieved at the sentences handed down, particularly Bill Boal who died in prison and Lennie Field, who were later found not guilty of the charges against them.

The other men aside from Wheater resented what they considered to be the excessive length of the sentences, which were longer than those given to many murderers or armed robbers at the time.

At that period, there was no parole system in place and prisoners served the full term of the sentence.

Train robbers who were sentenced later, and by different judges, received shorter terms. At the time, the severity of the sentences caused some surprise.

When mastermind Bruce Reynolds was arrested in , he allegedly told arresting officer Tommy Butler that those sentences had had a detrimental effect.

According to him, they had prompted criminals generally to take guns with them when they set out on robberies.

On 13 July , the appeals by Lennie Field and Brian Field no relation against the charges of conspiracy to rob were allowed. This meant that their sentences were in effect reduced to five years only.

On 14 July , the appeals by Roger Cordrey and Bill Boal were allowed, with the convictions for conspiracy to rob quashed, leaving only the receiving charges.

Justice Fenton Atkinson concluded that a miscarriage of justice would result if Boal's charges were upheld, given that his age, physique and temperament made him an unlikely train robber.

Luckily for him, as the oldest robber, Cordrey was also deemed to be not guilty of the conspiracy because his prints had not been found at Leatherslade Farm.

Brian Field was only reluctantly acquitted of the robbery. Justice Atkinson stated that he would not be surprised if Field were not only part of the conspiracy, but also one of the robbers.

The charges against the other men were all upheld. In the end Lennie Field and Bill Boal got some measure of justice, but Boal died in prison in after a long illness.

On 12 August , Wilson escaped from Winson Green Prison in Birmingham in under three minutes, the escape being considered unprecedented in that a three-man team had broken into the prison to extricate him.

His escape team was never caught and the leader, nicknamed "Frenchy", had disappeared from the London criminal scene by the late s.

Two weeks after his escape Wilson was in Paris for plastic surgery. Eleven months after Wilson's escape, in July , Biggs escaped from Wandsworth Prison , 15 months into his sentence.

A furniture van was parked alongside the prison walls and a ladder was dropped over the foot-high wall into the prison during outside exercise time, allowing four prisoners to escape, including Biggs.

The escape was planned by recently released prisoner Paul Seaborne, with the assistance of two other ex-convicts, Ronnie Leslie and Ronnie Black, with support from Biggs's wife, Charmian.

The plot saw two other prisoners interfere with the warders, and allow Biggs and friend Eric Flower to escape. Seaborne was later caught by Butler and sentenced to four-and-a-half years; Ronnie Leslie received three years for being the getaway driver.

The two other prisoners who took advantage of the Biggs escape were captured after three months. Biggs and Flower paid a significant sum of money to be smuggled to Paris for plastic surgery.

Biggs said he had to escape because of the length of the sentence and what he alleged to be the severity of the prison conditions.

Wilson and Biggs's escapes meant that five of the known robbers were now on the run, with Tommy Butler in hot pursuit. Jimmy White — With the other robbers on the run and having fled the country, only White was at large in the United Kingdom.

He was said to have "a remarkable ability to be invisible, to merge with his surroundings and become the ultimate Mr Nobody.

Throughout his three years on the run with wife Sheree and baby son Stephen, he was taken advantage of or let down by friends and associates.

On 10 April a new friend recognised him from photos in a newspaper and informed police. They arrested him at Littlestone while he was at home.

The rest was long gone. He was tried in June at Leicester Assizes and Mr Justice Nield sentenced him to 18 years' jail, considerably less than the 30 years given to other principal offenders.

Buster Edwards — Edwards fled to Mexico with his family, to join Bruce Reynolds and later Charlie Wilson but returned voluntarily to England in , where he was sentenced to 15 years.

Charlie Wilson — Wilson took up residence outside Montreal, Quebec , Canada, on Rigaud Mountain in an upper-middle-class neighbourhood where the large, secluded properties are surrounded by trees.

He lived under the name Ronald Alloway, a name borrowed from a Fulham shopkeeper. His wife and three children soon joined him.

He joined an exclusive golf club and participated in the activities of the local community. It was only when he invited his brother-in-law over from the UK for Christmas that Scotland Yard was able to track him down and recapture him.

They waited three months before making their move, in the hope that Wilson would lead them to Reynolds, the last suspect still to be apprehended.

Wilson was arrested on 25 January by Tommy Butler. Many in Rigaud petitioned that his wife and three daughters be allowed to stay in the Montreal area.

Bruce Reynolds — On 6 June , Reynolds arrived in Mexico, with his wife Angela and son Nick joining him a few months later, after they evaded the obvious police surveillance.

A year later in July , Buster Edwards and his family arrived, although unlike the Reynolds family they planned to return to England at some stage, and did not like Mexico.

Charlie Wilson, on the run with his family still back in England visited them for six weeks, so three of the train robbers were together in exile for a time.

After the Edwards family returned to England, the Reynoldses also decided to leave Mexico and go to Canada to potentially join up with the Wilson family, leaving on 6 December They had spent much of their share of the robbery by this point — living far more extravagantly than the Edwardses had.

After realising the danger in settling near the Wilsons in Montreal, they went to live in Vancouver, and then went to Nice, France.

Reynolds did not want to go to Australia where Biggs was, and needing money decided to go back to England, settling briefly in Torquay before being captured by Tommy Butler.

Ronnie Biggs — Biggs fled to Paris, where he acquired new identity papers and underwent plastic surgery. In , he moved to Adelaide, Australia , where he worked as a builder and he and his wife had a third son.

Tipped off that Interpol was showing interest, he moved to Melbourne working as a set constructor for Channel 9 , later escaping to Rio de Janeiro , Brazil , after police had discovered his Melbourne address.

Biggs could not be extradited because there was no extradition treaty between Britain and Brazil, and additionally he became father to a Brazilian son, which afforded him legal immunity.

As a result, he lived openly in Rio for many years, safe from the British authorities. In May , aged 71 and having suffered three strokes, Biggs voluntarily returned to England.

Accepting that he could be arrested, his stated desire was to "walk into a Margate pub as an Englishman and buy a pint of bitter ".

On 2 July , Biggs was denied parole by Justice Secretary Jack Straw , who considered Biggs to be still "wholly unrepentant", [64] [65] but was released from custody on 6 August, two days before his 80th birthday, on 'compassionate grounds'.

He died on 18 December , aged Following the deaths of Goody on 29 January , [66] and Tommy Wisbey on 30 December , Bob Welch is the only remaining known member of the gang known still alive.

In later years, the robbers generally came together only for the funerals of their fellow gang members. Wilson's funeral on 10 May was attended by Bruce Reynolds, who reported seeing Edwards, Roy James who got into a verbal argument with the press , Welch hobbling on crutches and White who went unnoticed due to his ability to blend into the background.

At Edwards's funeral in , Reynolds saw only Welch. Hussey, Wisbey and James were all in prison at the time. After being sentenced on 16 April , Field served four years of his five-year sentence.

He was released in While he was in prison, his wife Karin divorced him and married a German journalist. She confirmed that she took Roy James to Thame railway station so he could go to London and that she led a convoy of two vans back to her house, where the gang were joined by wives and girlfriends for a big party to celebrate the crime.

It seems that Field was ambushed upon his release from prison by a recently released convict, "Scotch Jack" Buggy, who presumably roughed up or even tortured Field with a view to extorting some of the loot from the robbery.

Subsequently, Field went to ground and Buggy was killed shortly after. Reynolds gave up trying to find Field. Field changed his name to Brian Carlton to disappear.

Sometime after his release from prison he married Sian, from Wales. Field and his wife Sian were responsible for the company's operations in central and southern Europe, to where they shipped English language books and held book fairs at international English schools.

Field, aged 44, and Sian, aged 28, died in a car crash on the M4 motorway on 27 April , a year after the last of the robbers had completed their sentences.

The accident occurred as they returned from a visit to Sian's parents in Wales. A Mercedes driven by Amber Bessone, the pregnant year-old daughter of well-known hairdresser Raymond Bessone Mr Teasy Weasy crossed a damaged section of the guard rail and slammed into Field's oncoming Porsche.

The Fields, Amber, her husband and two children were all killed instantly. It was several weeks after the accident that Field's true identity was discovered.

It is not clear whether his wife Sian ever knew of his past. The last of the robbers released, after serving about one-third of his sentence [69] Wilson returned to the life of crime and was found shot dead at his villa in Marbella , Spain, on 24 April His murder was thought to be related to suspected cheating in drug-dealing.

Buster Edwards After he was released, he became a flower seller outside Waterloo station. Roy James James went back to motor racing following his release on 15 August However he crashed several cars and his chances of becoming a driver quickly faded.

After the failure of his sporting career, he returned to his trade as a silversmith. He produced the trophy given to Formula One promoters each year thanks to his acquaintance with Bernie Ecclestone.

James was acquitted in January for his part in the swindle. He was sentenced to six years in jail. In , James underwent triple-bypass surgery and was subsequently released from prison in , only to die almost immediately afterwards on 21 August after another heart attack.

Roger Cordrey Cordrey was the first of the robbers released, but his share of the theft had almost entirely been recovered by the police.

He went back to being a florist at his sister's business upon his release. He is now dead, and his son Tony has publicly acknowledged his dad confirmed that Bill Boal was innocent of any involvement in the robbery.

Bruce Reynolds Bruce Reynolds , the last of the robbers to be caught, was released from prison on 6 June after serving 10 years. Reynolds, then aged 47, was helped by Gordon Goody to get back on his feet, before Goody departed for Spain.

Frank Monroe, one of the three robbers who was never caught, temporarily gave Reynolds a job, but did not want to attract undue attention by employing him for too long.

Reynolds later got back together with his wife Angela and son Nicholas. He was arrested in for drug-related offences Reynolds denied having any involvement.

He was released again in March and dedicated himself to helping his wife recover from a mental breakdown. In , he and his son Nicholas travelled with reporters from The Sun newspaper to take Biggs back to Britain.

He died in his sleep, aged 81, on 28 February He and his wife Barbara and their three children moved to Cornwall, where he worked as a street sweeper until the age of 70, known to the locals as Gentleman John or John the Gent.

Daly told no one about the robbery as he was told he could face a retrial. He died six weeks after his brother-in-law Reynolds.

On 6 August , Biggs was granted release from prison on "compassionate grounds", due to a severe case of pneumonia and other ongoing health problems.

Having suffered a series of strokes after his release, and unable to speak for the previous three years, Biggs died at the Carlton Court Care home, London on 18 December Tommy Wisbey and Big Jim Hussey Tommy Wisbey was luckier than most of the others, in that his loot had been entrusted to his brothers, and when he emerged, he had a house in South London and a few other investments to keep him going.

During his prison stint, his daughter Lorraine had died in a car accident. He took a while to learn how to live harmoniously with his wife Rene his daughter Marilyn having moved out upon his return.

Shortly after his release, Wisbey was imprisoned on remand over a swindle involving travellers' cheques.

The judge acknowledged the minor nature of his role. Jim Hussey was released on 17 November and married girlfriend Gill whom he had met just before the robbery.

Hussey's share of the loot had been entrusted to a friend of Frank Monroe who squandered it despite Monroe periodically checking on its keeper.

Wisbey and Hussey fell back into crime and were jailed in for cocaine dealing, with Wisbey sentenced to 10 years and Hussey to seven years.

In her book Gangster's Moll , Marilyn Wisbey recounts that on 8 June , after returning home from a visit to an abortion clinic and resting they were raided by the Drugs Squad.

Wisbey himself was captured a year later in Wilmslow, Cheshire. He was allegedly staying with another woman, to the shock of his wife and daughter.

In return for Hussey and Wisbey pleading guilty, the two women were unconditionally freed. Wisbey later explained: "We were against drugs all our lives, but as the years went on, towards the end of the '70s, it became more and more the 'in' thing.

Being involved in the Great Train Robbery, our name was good. They knew we had never grassed anyone, we had done our time without putting anyone else in the frame".

He was the last of those convicted in Aylesbury to be released. Welch moved back in with his wife June and his son.

He threatened the man left in charge of his share of the theft to retrieve the remainder. A leg injury sustained in prison forced him to undergo several operations, which left him disabled.

Douglas Gordon Goody He was released from prison on 23 December , aged 46 and went to live with his ill mother in her small cottage in Putney.

Unlike the other robbers, he was exceptionally lucky in that the man he left in charge of his affairs was loyal and successful so he was able to live a relatively well-off life.

He later moved to Mojacar , southern Spain, [87] where he bought property and a bar and settled down, believing it safer to be out of the United Kingdom.

While there has been a lot of mystery surrounding several of the gang who were not imprisoned, in reality the police knew almost the entire gang almost instantly.

By 29 August Commander Hatherill had 14 names, and told police that Brian Field had tried to enlist another gang to rob the train, who turned him down.

Hatherill's list was unerringly accurate—all the major gang members who were later jailed were identified, except Ronnie Biggs.

With the exception of the minor accomplices Lennie Field, Bill Boal and the train driver, the list was complete, although of course "The Ulsterman" was not identified.

In terms of the ones who got away, there were four others identified: Harry Smith, Danny Pembroke, a fair-haired man 25 years old and well-spoken, not named and a nondescript man not named but maybe Jimmy Collins.

In , Pembroke's son, also called Danny, confirmed that his father was present during the raid. He escaped detection as he always wore gloves, including at the hideout at the farm, and went outside to the toilet rather than using the one inside the house.

Ronnie Biggs refers to him as Mr One, as do other accounts. According to Bruce Reynolds, "Flossy had no previous convictions and stayed well out of contact with the group.

A shadowy figure, nobody knew exactly where he lived—or even what his real name was. All we knew that he was one hundred per cent, and was sure to last out the hullabaloo.

The last report of him said that he was in a safe house, banged up with two gorgeous girls and enough champagne to sink a battleship.

It is clear that while Reynolds claims to not have known his real name, 'Flossy' was not just a participant in the Great Train Robbery, he was a core part of the gang who participated in the London Airport robbery.

This robbery was the audacious raid that Gordon Goody and Charlie Wilson were acquitted of. In the end the only one caught after the airport raid was Mickey Ball, who pleaded guilty to being a getaway driver when a witness mistook him for Flossy, and to avoid being blamed for the actual violence he agreed to plead guilty as an accomplice, and was in prison during the Great Train Robbery.

Henry Thomas 'Harry' Smith born 20 October is believed to be Flossy, and unlike most other robbers, actually got to spend his share of the loot, buying 28 houses and also a hotel and drinking club in Portsmouth.

Smith died in Smith was the only man not ultimately arrested that was on both the Hatherill list, and Tommy Butler's list.

At Leatherslade Farm he was the most careful of the gang, and nothing was ever found to associate him with the robbery, despite the police being satisfied that he was one of the gang, and had searched his house in September Following the robbery, Pembroke left for America for a couple of years, knowing he was set up for life, and then returned to live quietly in Kent.

He died aged 79 from a heart attack, at home and in his sleep on 28 February Pembroke had five children, and his son Danny Jr.

According to Bruce Reynolds, Monroe, who was never caught, worked as a film stunt man for a while before starting a paper and scrap metal recycling business.

The replacement train driver was never caught, and never suspected of even existing by police, due to the fact that Jack Mills in the end had to drive the train.

The driver, of course, was not a member of the gang as defined by receiving an equal share , just an accomplice.

Piers Paul Read called the replacement train driver "Stan Agate", and Stan was apparently the true nickname of the replacement driver.

Read, concerned that the robbers may have hurt him, went to see Ronnie Biggs in Brazil to get his details, although was dismayed to find that Biggs did not know his last name and knew and cared very little about him.

With the meagre details provided, Read used a detective agency to track down the driver at a town 20 miles south of London, and found that he was still alive, although somewhat senile and being cared for by his wife.

The wife admitted that she had burnt all the clothes that he had worn that night, and had nervously waited for either the gang to murder him or the police to arrest him.

Read promised not to reveal their identities. Ronnie Biggs, in his autobiography, Odd Man Out , said that Bruce Reynolds offered him a chance to join the gang, if he could find a train driver.

Biggs was renewing the front windows of a train driver's house in Redhill, who he calls 'Peter' and whom he believes to be dead by It seems that while he was an older man, he still had to apply for two weeks leave of absence from his job.

John Wheater was released from prison on 11 February and managed his family's laundry business in Harrogate. He died in July Lenny Field was released in and went to live in North London.

He disappeared from the public eye. Mary took care of wives and children of some of the robbers while they were on the run or in jail. Mills had constant trauma headaches for the rest of his life.

He died in from leukaemia. Mills's assailant was one of three members of the gang, who was never identified by the others.

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Retribution Drama Mystery Thriller. Inside Men Edit Storyline A two-part drama which portrays The Great Train Robbery of 8 August , firstly from the point of view of the robbers and then from the point of view of the police who set out to identify and catch the robbers.

Edit Did You Know? Trivia Paul Anderson, who playedGordon Goody, went on to play another crook in another gang of crooks.

Goofs The getaway cars at the November London Airport robbery have "A" suffix registrations, not introduced until February Was this review helpful to you?

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DI Frank Williams 2 episodes, Charlie Wilson 2 episodes, Gordon Goody 2 episodes, Bruce Reynolds 2 episodes, Roger Cordrey 2 episodes, Roy James 2 episodes, Brian Field 2 episodes, Franny Reynolds 2 episodes, Jack Mills 2 episodes, The scene is not directly related to anything in the main narrative, and is described as "Realism" by the accompanying letter from Edison Manufacturing.

The media historian James Chapman observed that the sequence may have inspired the gun barrel sequence from the James Bond films.

Filmed during November , the picture was advertised as available for sale to distributors in December of that same year. Though shot in black and white , certain sections of print were hand-colored for example, the pink and orange vault explosion, the colored dresses in the dance hall sequence, and the green shirt in the film's final shot.

Porter, who had been making and projecting films for Edison since , attempted to incorporate the latest trends in film editing and photography in The Great Train Robbery.

Most films of the time sought to replicate the perspective of someone viewing a play from the best seats in a theater.

As a result, scenes were almost exclusively shot directly and at eye-level with a static camera. Porter's camerawork was much more dynamic and fluid, riding on the top of a train and panning through a forest.

This gave the film a much more immersive and realistic feel than audiences were accustomed to. Porter also incorporated stop-motion photography, matte shots, and painted-in coloring to make the film.

The success of The Great Train Robbery inspired several similar films. The first premiering less than a year later, in August was a remake of the same name directed by Siegmund Lubin.

It wasn't until the Townsend Amendment to the Copyright Act of that motion pictures were specifically defined as a protected work.

Porter himself tried to re-capture his previous success with The Life of an American Cowboy [20] and a parody of The Great Train Robbery titled The Little Train Robbery , with an all-child cast in which a larger gang of bandits holds up a mini train to steal their dolls and candy.

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UNM Press. He was jailed for 30 years but escaped after just four months only to be captured again in Canada after four years on the run.

He served another decade behind bars. When he finally emerged from prison in , he moved to Spain where he was shot and killed by a hitman on a bicycle in Roy John James, who was the chief getaway driver and nicknamed "Weasel", left a crucial fingerprint at the gang's farm hideout and was eventually caught after a rooftop chase.

A silversmith and proficient racing driver, he planned to invest his share of the cash in new car technology. In he was jailed again for six years for shooting his wife's father and hitting her with a pistol.

He died soon after getting out of prison, aged A crooked solicitor, Brian Arthur Field was used to make the arrangements to buy the farm hideout used immediately after the robbery.

He was sentenced to 25 years in jail, but that term was later reduced to five. He died in a motorway crash in He is pictured here arriving with Leonard Field , no relation, for their first court appearance in Linslade, Buckinghamshire, in A merchant seaman, Leonard Field was sentenced to 25 years, reduced to five.

He was released from jail in and moved to north London. A hairdresser who was jailed for 30 years and released in , Douglas "Gordon" Goody moved to Spain to run a bar after release.

A decorator known as "Big Jim", James Hussey was sentenced to 30 years and released in After working on a market stall, he later opened a restaurant in Soho.

In he was jailed for seven years for a drug smuggling conspiracy with fellow train robber Wisbey. Florist Roger Cordrey was arrested in Bournemouth after renting a lock-up from a policeman's widow.

Following his release in , he went back to the flower business and moved to the West Country. He was caught in Kent after three years on the run and sentenced to 18 years.

He was released in and moved to Sussex. A bookie and self-confessed "heavy", it was Tommy Wisbey's role to frighten the train staff.

"The Great Train Robbery (1)", der Film im Kino - Inhalt, Bilder, Kritik, Trailer, Kinoprogramm sowie Kinostart-Termine und Bewertung bei TV The Great Train Robbery. Edwin S. Porter (USA ). Der Überfall auf einen Eisenbahnzug und die anschliessende Verfolgung der Banditen: Im «ersten. Inhalt: In , mysterious and master criminal Edward Pierce plans and carries out, with three accomplices, the impossible robbery of the monthly. The Great Train Robbery vom 8. August Der Überfall auf einen Zug der Royal Mail ging als „großer Postzugraub“ in die Geschichte ein. Die Räuber​. On 8 August, Britain awakens to the news of the biggest robbery in the country's history. The hijacking of a train 35 miles from its arrival in central London. The Great Train Robbery

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Weil der von der Bande angeheuerte pensionierte Lokführer nicht mit der neuartigen dieselelektrischen Lokomotive Nr. Self - Flying Squad Gordon Goody The Great Train Robbery Edit Details Country: UK. Stars: Gilbert M. Usa Casino Adventure Fantasy. Masters of the Universe Ute Bedeutung Sendetermine im TV. Der Sheriff bricht mit einigen Gefolgsleuten auf, um die Räuber zu verfolgen. Runtime: 45 min. Director: Marion Milne. External Reviews. Dazu veröffentlichte die Fluggesellschaft eine Online Casino SeriД‚В¶Se. A Copper's Tale, details one of the biggest investigations of the post-war period, conducted in the full glare of public and media in Beste Nehren finden Spielothek. Tom Logan is a railroad detective. Bitte anmelden, um Black Filme zu aktivieren arrow. Doch ihre Asthmaerkrankung macht ihr zu schaffen. Self - Train Robber Nick Reynolds Plot Summary. Trailer zum Horror "Schlaf". When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter Bingo Bash Free to Newcastle to investigate. Edit Did You Know?

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Porter, Blair Smith. Im deutschsprachigen Raum ist diese Szene vor allem Herausgeben Englisch die Fernsehserie Western von gestern bekannt, wo sie sowohl im Vorspann als auch im Nachspann gezeigt wurde. Es wurde erzählt, dass das Kinopublikum bei dieser Szene häufig in Panik geriet, doch dürften diese Schilderungen übertrieben sein und hauptsächlich der Werbung für den Film gedient haben. Edit Cast Complete credited cast: Jay Simpson Edit Details Country: See more. It is the story of the famous British train robbery from the s, told in almost documentary style from the view of the robbers. Trailer zum Horror "Schlaf". Alternate Versions. Besonders innovativ in diesem Film war die Anwendung der erst seit Beginn des Jahrzehntes bekannten Möglichkeiten des Filmschnitts. Juni markiert click here. Nachdem die Zeitung The Sun ihm seinen Rückflug, Durch den Einsatz von Parallelmontagen und Jump Cuts gelang es Porter, zwischen gleichzeitig stattfindenden Ereignissen hin und magnificent Beste Spielothek in Landiswil finden opinion zu springen, wodurch die Spannung für den Zuschauer erhöht wurde. Crazy Credits. Des Weiteren erwartete die einheimische Stripperin Raimunda de Castro ein Kind von Biggs, und so durfte er nicht aus Brasilien ausgewiesen werden. Es gibt 1 ausstehende Änderungdie noch gesichtet werden muss.

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