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Director:
Writers:
Harry Brown (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
10 August 1960 (USA) See more »
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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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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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Trivia:
Possibly due to a journalistic mishearing, a 'Hollywood Reporter' piece in August 1958 gave the title of the upcoming film as "Oceans of Loving".See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: After the heist, Josh drives a garbage truck to pick up the stolen money. There are two men riding on the back of the garbage truck. Moments later, we see the garbage truck as it approaches a roadblock but now the two men are missing. The other 10 men of Ocean's Eleven were out heisting the casinos. Who these two extra men are and what happened to them is never explained.See more »
Quotes:
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'.See more »
Soundtrack:
Eee-O-11See more »

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28 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Magic, 31 May 2005
Author: NF09 from United States

Two years ago, when I was twelve years old, I watched a video called On the Town.Uneducated little dunce that I was, before that I'd known only vaguely of Francis Albert Sinatra. And after spending half the movie trying to figure out which of the three sailors WAS the Sinatra of whom I had heard vaguely, I finally decided correctly on the adorable, skinny one with blue eyes. And promptly after that, I announced to several uninterested audiences that I was a fan. I am now fourteen. I have read 60 or 70 biographies on him and his contemporaries, have seen approximately 25 of his sixty movies, have heard and memorized a sizable amount of his complete discography, have written quite a few essays and reviews, and would be more than happy to recite to you a detailed account of his career, life, and the tremendous gossip and legends that followed it about.

I think those uninterested parties are starting to believe me.

In any case, I am a definitive Sinatra adorer writing a review for one of his movies, so I'll warn you before hand: it may be a little bit biased, but I'm going to be as honest as I can. All right. You've been warned. Carry on then.

The main problem I've read about in these ''instructive criticism reviews,'' is that this movie moves much too slowly, meaning that for the first hour or so the picture is about Frank and company, not about eleven guys holding up a couple of casinos. I readily admit that, and so much the better. If you expected to see the latter when you saw the posters proclaiming FRANK SINATRA!! DEAN MARTIN! SAMMY DAVIS JR.!!, you are extremely dense and certainly deserve your disappointment. Yes, believe it or not, this is a RAT PACK movie, and as such it happens, by a strange twist of fate, to be about the Rat Pack. Elementary, my dear Watson.

Another complaint involves severe lack of plot.(See above inscription.)

Yet another of the whiners has pouted that none of the cast appears to have much interest in what they're doing. I would like to mention here that, like they themselves modestly pointed out in a gag used frequently on various Vegas stages, they could do this kind of stuff anytime they wanted to. At this moment in time Frank Sinatra was the #1 singer in the country, the #1 box office attraction in the country, one of the highest paid individuals who ever won an Oscar or a Grammy, the biggest draw in Las Vegas, or anywhere else for that matter, had more power than all the Harry Cohns and Louis B.Mayers put together, and was on his way to Camelot with Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The Rat Pack playing at the Sands was such a gigantic draw they were having to turn down thousands of reservations, and when Ocean's 11 was released it immediately made the list for the biggest box office smashes of all time.

In other words,even if the whiner's complaint is true, (and I don't think it is) it's laughable to imagine that the Clan's not especially caring whether or not they won Academy Awards would stop either the success of the movie or (ha) their careers.

Anyway, if they are blasé in the picture, they are the coolest not-caring actors in show business.

There is also a much more serious accusation that many people actually believe. And I honestly believe that this accusation is not true. This rumor involves the color conscious sixties, some allegedly racist jokes, and Sammy Davis Jr.

Yeah, the Rat Pack told some jokes about Sammy. On the Copa Room stage

many an audience would roar at stupid gags like ''Keep smilin' Smoky, so everyone knows where you are" and '' Nat King Cole was a merry old soul.A merry old soul was Nat King Cole.... A merry old COLORED soul,'' and ''Have you noticed how much better it sounds when he does his own people rather than our people?'' And, of course there were the times when Dean would scoop little Sammy up in his arms, waltz forward, and say ''I'd like to thank the NAACP for this trophy.''

Sam, for his own part, would come on after Dean sang ,''Did you ever see a Jew - jitsu? Well, I did.'' and complain on cue ''How would you like it if I said,' Did you ever see a wop-SICLE!!!''

It didn't mean a thing. It wasn't cruel. It was corny, hilarious chatter between three grown-up boys who treated each other - and kidded each other- like brothers. It's only since then that the situation has been contorted into a racial injustice by idiots who are looking for a fight. That's all.

I guess that about sums up the Defence's case, unless the Prosecution has anything it wishes to add. No? All right then.

I love this movie. I'll admit that. I know there is probably a grand total of 3 critics out there who agree with me, but I'm not a critic. I'm a fan. I'll never tire of watching Sam dancing on garbage cans as he sings Ee-o-eleven, or be bored watching Dean, with his nonchalant cool, croon about you-know-what being a kick in the head, and I can't watch that last scene enough where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. stroll past The Sands' sign that advertises.... I'd better not give it away. Watch it yourself.

There are plenty of better movies out there- but there was only one Rat Pack.

And, no matter what anyone say's- They were magic. This is magic.

Ring-a-ding ding.

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