The World in My Pocket (1961)

Genres - Crime, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Caper, Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy, UK, West Germany  |  
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While this effective film may ostensibly be a thriller about the robbery of an armored vehicle, considerable black comedy ensnares the action in many places. Ginny (Nadja Tiller) is an enigmatic German woman cons a gang of crooks into robbing an armored car bound for France containing a US Army payroll. The crooks plan to stage a phony car crash to lure the guard out of the truck. They then plan to commandeer the truck, drive it to a carnival ground and open the vault in private. The demonic device has booby traps for boobies who plan to open it, and though tragedy and death are the result of the thieves' botched heist, they lose a little of their meaning to the battle with the box.

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accident, armored-car, armored-car-robbery, army, capture, car, chase, cliff, dare, death, driver, fake, fear, frustration, gangster, gunfighter, loot, love, lure [tempt], mistake, payroll, robbery, scheme, security-guard, suicide, suicide-pact, trapped, truck