Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Robbery: 1967 film shot near Market Harborough

Robbery, a 1967 film starring Stanley Baker, presented a fictionalised version of the Great Train Robbery. The robbery itself was filmed near Theddingworth on the Market Harborough to Rugby line, which had just closed.

The photograph above, which taken from a discussion of the film on BritMovie, shows the bridge over the gated road from Theddingworth to Gumley.

Now Market Harborough Movie Makers are proposing to make a short documentary about the making of Robbery and would like to speak to anyone who helped with the filming. Especially, says the Harborough Mail, anyone who helped to rock the mail coach to simulate travelling at speed whilst the cameras filmed the post office sorters inside.

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