In the year 1855,
England and France were at war with Russia in the Crimea.
The English troops were paid in gold.
Once a month ￡25,000 in gold ...
was loaded into strongboxes inside the London bank of Huddleston and Bradford...
and taken by trusted armed guards to the railway station.
The convoy followed no fixed route or timetable.
At the station the gold was loaded into the luggage van of the Folkestone train...
for shipment to the coast and from there to the Crimea.
The strongboxes were placed in two specially built Chubb safes...
constructed of three-quarter-inch tempered steel.
Each safe weighed 550 pounds.
Each safe was fitted with two locks requiring two keys,...
or four keys altogether.
For security, each key was individually protected.
Two keys were entrusted to the railway dispatcher, who kept them in his office.
A third was in the custody of Mr. Edgar Trent,...
president of the Huddleston and Bradford.
And the fourth key was given to Mr. Henry Fowler,...
manager of the Huddleston and Bradford Bank.
The presence of so much gold in one place...
naturally aroused the interests of the English criminal elements,...
but in 1855 there had never been a robbery from a moving railway train.
Is he dead?
I'd hardly call it that a robbery...one poor fellow working alone.
He had no chance of success.
Indeed, speaking on behalf of the Huddleston and Bradford Bank,...
I must inform you, gentlemen
the matter was trivial and hardly worthy of our consideration.
I think I may say that without fear of contradiction.
The villain expired?
The guard threw him from the train at full speed.
He died instantly. Poor devil.
He's not been identified?
I shouldn't think so.
The manner of his departure from this earth was such that his features were... disarrayed.
Well, he was obviously after the Crimean gold.
- 显然如此，从我个人而言… - 这场该死的克里米亚战争
- Apparently so. Speaking from myself... - This damnable war of Crimean...
- 会毁掉这个国家，记住我的话 - 他又来了
- will be the undoing of the nation of my word. - He's off again.
Unrest in the north, and now this ill-considered war with the Tsar.
What do you expect when one man in seven has the vote?
We have shopkeepers voting now!
And women next. If they get their way.
Women voting! Really!
Actually, this robbery had some interesting...
They simply haven't the capacity for logic.
Too emotional. Quite absurd.
It's not their logical capacity I enjoy!
- 就连好女人也是麻烦大过价值 - 哦，好了好了，亚瑟
- Even a good woman's more trouble that she's worth. - Come, Arthur
they do have their uses.
Edward's got the proper view by not marrying at all.
- 爱德华 - 会有人得到爱德华的
- Edward. - Someone will catch Edward.
I know one or two with their eye on him.
I doubt anyone will catch Edward.
God knows what a man may catch in London if he's not married!
This thief on the train, Henry.
Was there a risk of him stealing the gold?
None whatsoever. Quite impossible.
Nothing's impossible these days. Mark my words.
Utterly impossible, gentlemen. Two Chubb safes, four keys
separately guarded. Quite impossible.
Still, I suppose it could be done.
Well, I can't imagine how.
A thief would have to get all four keys.
Two are locked away by the station manager.
One is in the hands of our president, Mr. Edgar Trent
who know to be utterly reliable.
I don't know where Mr. Trent keeps his key
but I know of the fourth, for I am myself entrusted with guarding it.
Damn it, Henry, when are you going to tell us where you've hidden your bloody key?
I keep it about my neck.
I wear it at all times.
Even when bathing?
Even while bathing. It never leaves my person.
- 聪明 - 巧妙至极
- It's clever. - Most ingenious.
So you see, gentlemen
to get all four keys... quite impossible.
The Crimean gold shipment and all other transactions on the bank
are entirely safe.
Thank God for that.
You may count on it, Edward. Count on it.
Who do those men think you are?
They think I'm Edward Pierce. A sharp businessman.
A sharp businessman? That certainly covers a multitude of sins.
It does among that group.
And what's your business?
It's not really clear.
It seems I've made a great deal of money in coal, in the north.
- 你有吗？ - 哦，有，我很有钱的
- Have you? - Oh, yes, I have. I'm quite well-off.
I think so. I've...
made something of myself.
Do they believe all that?
Among sharp businessmen, one doesn't ask too many questions.
Do they know of your taking interest in the theatre?
An unmarried gentleman must amuse himself.
- 必须吗？ - 哦对，必须的
- Must he? - Oh, yes, he must.
Did they mention the train?
What did they say?
They all agreed that it was impossible.
You like that?
- 我看得出这让你兴奋 - 嗯哼
- I can tell it excites you. - Mm-hm.
Are you all right?
Not bad, if I do say so myself.
You look well.
Yes, looking well. How was the touch?
You just saw it, didn't you?
Or was I so fast you couldn't see it?
- 你用铁丝了吗？ - 没有，就是用手
- Did you wire her? - No, just my hands.
You're thinking of a job, then?
I may have one or two little things.
Those one or two little things...Could they be crib jobs?
- 有点冒险，是吧？ - 很冒险
- Bit dicey, are they? - Very dicey.
- 是扒窃还是钥匙？ - 钥匙
- Is it dipping or keys? - Keys.
- 蜡印模还是直接撬？ - 蜡
- Wax or a straightaway haul? - Wax.
You didn't do the Berkeley Hills job, did you?