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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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You wouldn't call it a gang. Just Danny Ocean and his 11 pals - the night they blew all the lights in Las Vegas!... See more »


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Because of actor Akim Tamiroff's thick Russian accent, the sound editor often had to adjust segments of his dialog in order for him to be understood. See more »

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At the garbage truck lot early in the movie, Vince mentions Josh's having been awarded the "DSM" (the Distinguished Service Medal). The DSM is the Army's highest non-heroism award for meritorious service, awarded almost exclusively to high-ranking career officers. Vince would have meant to say the "DSC", or the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest award for valor in combat, after the Medal of Honor. See more »

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'Curly' Steffens: You're not gonna make yourself popular, knocking Danny.
Spyros Acebos: Who's knocking him? I love him. I respect talent. All I'm asking is he should me a little.
'Curly' Steffens: Too tough. Don' ask.
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The Heist of All Time
18 January 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I remember back in the day when the commercials were out for Ocean's Eleven it was described as the heist of all time. It wasn't exactly that, but there is a spirit of camaraderie that is present through out the film.

Frank Sinatra had signed a picture deal with Warner Brothers and was beginning a long term commitment to the Sands in Las Vegas. What better way than to combine everything at once. A film on location in Las Vegas.

So Frank got his pallies together and they filmed Ocean's Eleven in between shows at the Sands. They also managed to get into another film, several of the principal players in Ocean's Eleven did guest shots in Pepe while at the Sands.

Ocean's Eleven has a lighthearted insouciance about it, a group of former Airborne Rangers get together in Las Vegas for a heist of the big casinos carried on with military precision. Why waste all that good airborne training now that they're civilians.

Sinatra doesn't sing in this, I can't imagine why he didn't give himself a song here, but Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. did sing two numbers suited to their talents.

Ocean's Eleven marked the first time that Richard Conte worked in a Sinatra film. He became a Sinatra retainer in his later years, appearing in several Sinatra films. They parted when Conte appeared in The Godfather against Frank's wishes.

After Ocean's Eleven came Sergeants Three with the main cast members appearing again. After that the Rat Pack broke up with these guys going their own way, though many of them did have joint projects together over the years. The quality of the films went down hill, except for Robin and the Seven Hoods. That was a musical and not something to be done in your spare time.

The remake of Ocean's Eleven that George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and several other name players of today did was a far more serious film. Good in its own way, but just not the same.


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