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Director:
Writers:
Harry Brown (screenplay) &
Charles Lederer (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 »
User Reviews:
Good old fashioned well humoured heist flick See more (106 total) »

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)

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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ocean's Eleven" - USA (original title)
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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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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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Sam Harmon jokingly says, "Repeal the 14th and the 20th Amendment. Take the vote away from the women and make slaves out of them." He's off by one, on both points: the 13th Amendment abolished slavery, and the 19th gave women the vote.See more »
Quotes:
Adele Ekstrom:Happy burial, dead dog.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Eee-O-11See more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Good old fashioned well humoured heist flick, 9 December 2001
Author: discogoth from Toronto, Canada

I haven't seen the new remake of this movie yet, but they have some pretty big shoes to fill. Technically Ocean's Eleven may not be a great film, but whatever minor plot shortcomings that exist are made up for in spades by immeasurable style.

I'm not going to explain the plot, as I'm sure that 50 other people already have. It's been a while since I've watched an older movie, so I found the loose-yet-confident chemistry and acting of the brat pack members to be very refreshing. They seemed so natural around each other, which is no surprise considering that they were buddies in real life. Sammy Davis Jr. was his usual charismatic self (why didn't he take off with the money??), Dean Martin seemed to be playing himself, a bit tipsy and sweaty with a drink in one hand and a smoke in the other, as he does in most of his films, and Frank Sinatra was also good as the understated womanizing organizer. However, I thought that Cesar Romero (known for his manic portayal of the Joker in the 60's Batman tv series) really stole the show right out from under the overly confident brat pack...I found his performance to be very commanding and impressive. A nice surprise to see comedian Red Skelton and Norm Fell (Three's Company's Mr. Roper!) in there as well!

A few things hilariously go unexplained, like how they all managed to get casino jobs virtually overnnight, but it hardly seemed to matter. You know this movie is basically just a vehicle for the brat pack, and it's pure entertainment to just watch all these legends hamming it up, especially during the couple of musical interludes where you get to hear Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. croon a few really catchy songs, like E-O Eleven!

At the same time it's also a window into another era, a time of larger than life Hollywood stars. Another thing that really jumped out at me was how unabashedly politically incorrect this movie is, showcasing a dramatically different mentality than what we see in movies today. Ocean's Eleven is a pure guy flick, where all the women are no more than window dressing and are treated as such by the male characters. As dated as the macho attitude of the film may seem nowadays (and even already by late 60's standards), I found it to be a fascinating glimpse into the past when guys were guys and women were umm, dames! As ironic as it is, I found seeing this old movie without the typical modern day contrived politically correct preaching to be very refreshing, and somehow strangely rebellious!

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