Good movie about the planning of a bank robbery with military precision. It holds your attention all the way through.
Hyde (Jack Hawkins) sends out a copy of a book called “The Golden Fleece” to seven former army officers. All except Hyde left the service under a cloud. Their civilian lives aren’t going too well. In the book is half a five pound note and instructions to read the book. If they show up at a lunch meeting they’ll get the other half.
They all show up. Hyde asks them if they thought the bank robbery in the story was possible. They didn’t seem too enthusiastic but think it could work. Hyde tells them that’s why he asked them all there. He wants to rob a bank for real. They’ll each get a hundred thousand pounds.
The group moves into Hyde’s country home and start planning. Phase one is to scam their way into an army camp and steal weapons and gas masks. Phase two is to prepare the vehicles and some smoke bombs. Now it’s time to pull it off.
The movie has some humorous moments and is well worth seeing.