Piccadilly Third Stop

Piccadilly Third Stop is a 1960 British thriller film directed by Wolf Rilla and starring Terence Morgan, Yoko Tani and John Crawford.[1] The screenplay concerns a wealthy playboy who hires a gang of criminals to help him steal £100,000.

Piccadilly Third Stop
Original British quad poster by Nicola Simbari
Directed byWolf Rilla
Produced byNorman Williams
Sydney Box
Written by Leigh Vance
StarringTerence Morgan
Yoko Tani
John Crawford
Mai Zetterling
Music byPhilip Green
CinematographyErnest Steward
Edited byBernard Gribble
Production
company
Ethiro-Alliance
Sydney Box Associates
Distributed byJ. Arthur Rank Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
6 September 1960 (London) (UK)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

It was shot at Pinewood Studios and on location around London, including numerous locations around Belgravia. Holborn tube station filled in as the fiction "Belgravia station" on the Piccadilly line. The film's sets were designed by the art director Ernest Archer.

Plot

Crook Dominic Colpoys-Owen (Terence Morgan) has his eye on the loot inside an embassy in London, when foreign ambassador's daughter Seraphina (Yoko Tani) unwittingly reveals her father, away on business, has left big money behind in the safe. Colpoys-Owen works his smooth-talking charm on the innocent girl, who becomes so infatuated that she agrees to help his gang with its plan. This involves a robbery accessed from the London Underground on the embassy in Knightsbridge.

Cast

Critical reception

Allmovie called it a "fast-paced, standard crime story";[2] while the Radio Times called it a "plodding low-budget thriller."[3]

References

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