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The Big Job. Image shows from L to R: Bank Cashier (Frank Forsyth), George 'The Great Brain' (Sid James). Copyright: Anglo Amalgamated.

The Big Job

After their release, an inept gang of bank robbers attempt to recover the proceeds of the Big Job that got them 15 years

John Antrobus
Sid James, Sylvia Syms, Dick Emery, Joan Sims, Lance Percival, Jim Dale, Edina Ronay, Deryck Guyler and others
Talbot Rothwell
Gerald Thomas
Peter Rogers

Sid James, Lance Percival and Dick Emery star as a gang of unarmed bank robbers. Following a botched getaway, they are caught by the police and sentenced to 15 years manual labour - but not before George 'The Great' Brain stashes the £50,000 haul in the hollow of a tree trunk.

Upon their release they set out to recover the cash, but find that a new town, Oldfield, has been built in the middle of the countryside, and that the hollow tree is now right in the middle of a police station's yard!

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