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Ocean's 11 (1960)

Ocean's Eleven (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 10 August 1960 (USA)
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Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.

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Eleven friends who know each other from World War II service plan to rob five of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas in one night. They develop a master plan but after the whole thing is over, something goes wrong... Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Sinatra was not the first to hear about this film. Peter Lawford was first told of the basic story of the film by director Gilbert Kay. Kay heard about it from a gas station who told him his ideas for the story. But when Sinatra first heard the idea. He said "forget the movie. Let's pull the job". See more »

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When the Vegas Casino bosses meet with Duke Santos, the fireplace hearths are glowing before he enters the room, and are dull afterwards. See more »

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Duke Santos: [to Danny and Sam] I know you won't try anything cute. Fifty percent of something is better than one hundred percent of nothin'.
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Soundtracks

I'm Gonna Live Until I Die
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Words by Al Hoffman
Music by Walter Kent and Husband Curtis
Performed by Louis Prima and Keely Smith
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fun snapshot of the Rat Pack
18 June 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This version of 'Ocean's 11' hardly needed a plot, did it? Just an extended ad for the Rat Pack's Vegas shows and the enormous ego of Frank Sinatra, here strutting his stuff as Danny Ocean, leading his war chums in a plan to rob numerous casinos in one night.

So we get Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop (did they play characters in this? can anybody remember who?) and a fun romp to the pay off - still getting referenced in films being made today. George Clooney's remake was nowhere near as much fun. There's music in this movie, of course (with that cast you'd be disappointed if not), plus appearances from Angie Dickinson, Shirley MacLaine (uncredited but noticeable), Cesar Romero, and Errol Flynn's widow Patrice Wymore.

This really is a lightweight lark if you're in the mood. Is it a good film? Probably not. Is it good entertainment? Absolutely.




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