The Biggest Bundle of Them All

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The Biggest Bundle of Them All
Directed by Ken Annakin
Produced by Josef Shaftel
Sy Stewart
Written by Sy Salkowitz
Starring Robert Wagner
Raquel Welch
Godfrey Cambridge
Davy Kaye
Francesco Mulé
Vittorio De Sica
Femi Benussi
Music by Riz Ortolani
Cinematography Piero Portalupi
Edited by Ralph Sheldon
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • January 17, 1968 (1968-01-17)
Running time
105 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Biggest Bundle of Them All is a 1968 American crime film set in Naples, Italy. The story is about a mobster and a novice gang of crooks who team up to steal $5 million worth of platinum ingots from a train. The film stars Robert Wagner and Raquel Welch and was directed by Ken Annakin.


American gangster Cesare Celli, hiding out in Italy, is kidnapped by Harry Price and his gang. Much to everyone's surprise, none of Cesare's friends or associates is willing to pay a ransom to get him back.

Unhappy with this development, Cesare offers to assist Harry and girlfriend Juliana in pulling off a daring robbery that could net them $5 million. Cesare even brings in criminal mastermind Professor Samuels to run the operation.

A jet bomber is hijacked to be used to transport the platinum ingots after the theft. Harry and the gang overcome many obstacles and the robbery is a great success, at least until the jet's bomb doors open unexpectedly and the loot falls out.



The interior scenes were filmed at the Cinecittà studios in Rome. The movie was released in France as "La Bande à César". The B-17 airplane used was B-17G-85VE 44-8846 and actual World War II combat veteran aircraft. Currently being flown by the Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis Museum.[1]

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