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Ocean's 11 -- Eleven pals prepare to carry out a--theoretically--foolproof plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos at midnight on New Year's Eve. But even in this perfect scheme, things begin to go wrong.
Ocean's 11 -- Trailer for this classic Vegas tale starring the Rat Pack


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10 August 1960 (USA) See more »
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 »
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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  (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)
Don Anderson ... Bar Patron (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)
Brad Harris ... Minor Role (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)
Maurice Marks ... Gambler (uncredited)
William Meader ... Casino Patron (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)
Fred Rapport ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Red Norvo Quintet ... Red Norvo Quintet (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Hairdresser (uncredited)
Myrna Ross ... Passenger (uncredited)
Jack Santoro ... Cashier (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Hairdresser (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Customer at Drucker's (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Casino Patron (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)
Bob Whitney ... Casino Worker (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)
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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127 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

As Peter Lawford, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra attempt to disguise themselves by blackening their faces in the garbage truck near the end of the movie, Sammy Davis Jr. says, "I knew this color would come in handy some day." Martin and Sinatra teased Davis about that scene for as long as they knew each other thereafter.See more »
Continuity: When Honeyface is dancing, she removes her gloves before her dress. In the next scene, she is seen without her dress, but with her gloves.See more »
Beatrice Ocean:[to Danny Oceans] Oh, Danny. What a prize you are. The only husband in the world who'd proposition his own wife.See more »
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Any recommendations for other good heist movies?
Is 'Ocean's Eleven' based on a book?
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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
The Rat Pack in a pretty amusing heist romp movie, 12 October 2005
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

The picture talks about the biggest robbery of all . Spyros Acebos (Akim Tamiroff) pulls off a scheme introducing the plans for a new business venture : simultaneously burgle five casinos in Las Vegas as Sahara , Flamingo , Golden Nugget , Riveira and Desert Inn . He agrees with Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra) backed by a motley and eclectic gang to execute it , formed by 11 pals ( Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis, Richard Conte , Norman Fell, Richard Benedict..). The crew back in action , now veterans , after fighting in Second World War at 82nd Airbone division as paratroopers . We wouldn't call it a special group just Danny Ocean and his buddies , the night they blew up all the light , shutting off the electricity in Las Vegas . Millions dollars are taken from the casinos . But the elaborated plan itself goes wrong . They encounter complications when an investigator (Cesar Romero) discovers the tracks . This adaptation achieves one of the greatest entertainments of the history of motion pictures . We never met a band like Ocean's eleven .

From the beginning until the end the comedy and giggles along with moderated action are continuous . Besides , it has got an intelligent script and an extraordinary final surprise . Significant portions of the movie interactions between major characters were ad-libbed . The actors playing the leading roles all knew each other well and improvised dialogue as well as or better than the script . For comic relief in charge of the various relationships among several characters and their numerous jokes . Splendid songs by Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr and sensitive ending song by Frank Sinatra . Appears uncredited Shirley McLayne in an agreeable comic performance , Red Skelton and George Raft as invited actors . Superb and stunning musical score by Nelson Riddle (author of Batman TV music). Enjoyable and glossy cinematography by William H. Daniels (Greta Garbo's usual photographer). Director Lewis Milestone's masterpiece of the amusement and entertainment . The movie was remade by a funny and stylish remake with George Clooney and director Steven Soderbergh and several sequels . Rating : Good and nice . Worthwhile watching.

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