THE ITALIAN JOB (Theatrical Release UK 1969)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.9|5.0 Starsììì 

The Italian Job—not quite as good as the 2003 remake because the 1969 movie is a bit more complicated—has the same basic story premise of a planned heist, but a different supporting story. This movie works for Michael Caine fans. The story is well-portrayed.

Storyline 

A gold shipment is stolen. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Peter Collinson for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers  for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Charlie Croker (Michael Caine), Mr. Bridger (Noël Coward), Professor Simon Peach (Benny Hill), Altabani (Raf Vallone), Freddie (Tony Beckley), Beckerman (Rossano Brazzi), Lorna (Margaret Blye), Miss Peach (Irene Handl), Governor (John Le Mesurier), Birkinshaw (Fred Emney), Garage Manager (John Clive), and Keats (Graham Payn). 

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. It’s worth at least one watch, but the 2003 remake’s story is easier to understand and the 2003 film’s casting is far superior to this 1969 movie despite the presence of legendary Michael Caine. 

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