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Director:
Writers:
Harry Brown (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
10 August 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Nobody else would have dared it because nobody else would have the nerve! Just Danny Ocean and his 11 pals - the crazy night they blew all the lights in Las Vegas!... See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Frank Sinatra ... Danny Ocean

Dean Martin ... Sam Harmon

Sammy Davis Jr. ... Josh Howard

Peter Lawford ... Jimmy Foster

Angie Dickinson ... Beatrice Ocean

Richard Conte ... Anthony Bergdorf

Cesar Romero ... Duke Santos
Patrice Wymore ... Adele Ekstrom

Joey Bishop ... 'Mushy' O'Connors

Akim Tamiroff ... Spyros Acebos

Henry Silva ... Roger Corneal
Ilka Chase ... Mrs. Restes

Buddy Lester ... Vince Massler
Richard Benedict ... 'Curly' Steffans
Jean Willes ... Mrs. Bergdorf

Norman Fell ... Peter Rheimer
Clem Harvey ... Louis Jackson
Hank Henry ... Mr. Kelly - Mortician
Lew Gallo ... Adele's Date
Robert Foulk ... Sheriff Wimmer

Red Skelton ... Gambler

George Raft ... Jack Strager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Bice ... Deputy (scenes deleted)
John Holland ... Undetermined Minor Role (scenes deleted)
Pinky Lee ... Pinky Lee (scenes deleted)
Murray Alper ... Deputy (uncredited)
Edward Astran ... Casino Worker (uncredited)

Don 'Red' Barry ... McCoy (uncredited)
Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Allenby (uncredited)
Rummy Bishop ... Castleman (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ... Mourner at Cremation (uncredited)

Richard Boone ... Voice of Minister (voice) (uncredited)
Norman Brooks ... Norman Brooks (uncredited)
Paul Bryar ... Cop (uncredited)
David Carlile ... Attendant (uncredited)
Laura Cornell ... Honeyface - Massler's Wife (uncredited)

John Craven ... Cashier (uncredited)
Ronnie Dapo ... Timmy Bergdorf (uncredited)
Jerry Dodgion ... Saxophone Player (uncredited)
George Fenneman ... On Phone Talking to Sheriff Wimmer (voice) (uncredited)
Wesley Gale ... Red Cap (uncredited)
Gregory Gaye ... Freeman - Casino Owner (uncredited)
Chief Leonard George ... Police Operator (uncredited)
John George ... Midget (uncredited)
Jay Gerard ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

Hoot Gibson ... Roadblock Deputy (uncredited)
Bob Gilbreath ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Pit Boss (uncredited)
Dick Hudkins ... Drunk (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... Texan (uncredited)
Jessica James ... Go-Go Dancer (uncredited)
Helen Jay ... Girl (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
William Justine ... Parelli (uncredited)
Sparky Kaye ... Riviera Manager (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... American Legionnaire at Funeral Service (uncredited)
David Landfield ... Flamingo MC (uncredited)
Forrest Lederer ... Sands Manager (uncredited)

Nelson Leigh ... Doctor / Specialist (uncredited)
David Leonard ... Rabbi (uncredited)

Shirley MacLaine ... Tipsy Girl (uncredited)
Charles Meredith ... Mr. Cohen - Mortician (uncredited)
Tom Middleton ... Don Murphy - TV Newscaster (uncredited)
Anne Neyland ... Dolores (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Waiter at Burlesque Club (uncredited)
Ted Otis ... Cashier (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton ... Major Taylor (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ... American Legionnaire at Funeral Service (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Carmen Phillips ... Hungry Girl (uncredited)
Louis Quinn ... DeWolfe (uncredited)
Red Norvo Quintet ... Red Norvo Quintet (uncredited)
Myrna Ross ... Passenger (uncredited)
Jack Santoro ... Cashier (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Barber (uncredited)
Robert 'Buddy' Shaw ... Cashier (uncredited)
Shiva ... Snake Dancer (uncredited)
Al Silvani ... Burlesque Club Manager (uncredited)
Richard Sinatra ... Attendant (uncredited)
John Slosser ... Squad Leader (uncredited)

Joan Staley ... Helen (uncredited)
Barbara Sterling ... Girl (uncredited)

George E. Stone ... Proprietor (uncredited)
H.T. Tsiang ... Houseboy (uncredited)
Jerry Velasco ... Harmonica-Playing Garbageman (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Minor Role (uncredited)
James Waters ... Disposal Attendant (uncredited)
Dave White ... Burlesque Club Stagehand (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Bystander / Casino Customer (uncredited)
Norma Yost ... Airline Hostess (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lewis Milestone 
 
Writing credits
Harry Brown (screenplay) &
Charles Lederer (screenplay)

George Clayton Johnson (story) &
Jack Golden Russell (story)

Billy Wilder  uncredited

Produced by
Lewis Milestone .... producer
Henry W. Sanicola .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Nelson Riddle 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Philip W. Anderson 
 
Art Direction by
Nicolai Remisoff 
 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol 
 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jack R. Berne .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Gosnell Jr. .... assistant director
Richard Lang .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
M.A. Merrick .... sound
William Lambert .... recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Franklyn Soldo .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Franklyn Soldo .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bob Gilbreath .... aerial stunt pilot (uncredited)
Joe Gray .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernie Abramson .... still photographer (uncredited)
Richard Doran .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Carl Gibson .... key grip (uncredited)
Lloyd Hill .... gaffer (uncredited)
Bill Johnson .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
A. Lindsley Lane .... camera operator (uncredited)
Floyd McCarty .... still photographer (uncredited)
Burdell C. Schwiebert .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Florence Albert .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Morris Brown .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Bob Richards .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Nelson Riddle .... conductor
Jimmy Wyble .... musician: guitarist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Saul Bass .... title designer
Richard Benedict .... assistant to producer (as Dick Benedict)
William T. Hurtz .... director: title sequence (uncredited)
Bob Irving .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Lois Kerst .... production secretary (uncredited)
Eddie O'Carroll .... production accountant: Las Vegas (uncredited)
George Reynolds .... production assistant (uncredited)
Stanley Scheuer .... script supervisor (uncredited)
R.K. Sheffer .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
127 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:6 (re-rating) | Iceland:L | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (certificate #19613) | West Germany:6
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford and Buddy Lester are in the Burlesque nightclub where Buddy works and Buddy's wife starts her strip act, the music she dances to is The Tender Trap (1955) - the theme song from Sinatra's 1955 movie of the same name.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Danny Ocean is showing the other guys the five hotels on the scarf, in the overhead shot he is pointing with his right hand. When it cuts to show him from the front, he is pointing with his left hand.See more »
Quotes:
Beatrice Ocean:There's only one thing you love, Danny: that's danger. Cliffhanging. You could never love a woman like you love danger.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in "Getaway: Episode #14.32" (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Eee-O-11See more »

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26 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
The Heist of All Time, 18 January 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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