Thanks to THE RAP SHEET and J. Kingston Pierce for allowing me to talk about the story behind the story.
My Favorite Short Stories on Kattomic Energy
How I Came to Write Um Peixe Grande at B.V. Lawson's blog
FIFTY YEARS OF READING MYSTERIES, Criminal Element
One Bite at a Time Interview (Dana King)
I cannot believe I have never seen this one till now, but not a note rang familiar. Michael Caine, newly released from jail, is called upon to rob a busload of gold bouillon and puts together the usual team, including a computer expert (Bennny Hill) to pull it off. Mass traffic confusion allows the crime to take place. This is as as much comedy as heist and truly entertaining. I do wish the actresses hired had some ability to act however. Noel Coward is amusing as a bon vivant still incarcerated.The ending is brilliant.