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Seven Thieves (1960)

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In Monte Carlo, Theo Wilkins recruits his young protégé Paul Mason - just released from prison - to help him rob the famous casino of $4 million. The plan is straightforward. On the night ... See full summary »

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Theo Wilkins
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Paul Mason
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Melanie
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Poncho
Alexander Scourby ...
Raymond Le May
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Louis Antonizzi
Berry Kroeger ...
Hugo Baumer
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Director of Casino
Marcel Hillaire ...
Duc di Salins
John Beradino ...
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In Monte Carlo, Theo Wilkins recruits his young protégé Paul Mason - just released from prison - to help him rob the famous casino of $4 million. The plan is straightforward. On the night of the Governor's Ball, Theo will create a distraction in the casino by having one of the team collapse requiring urgent medical attention. During that time Paul and another member of the crew will get the money from the vault. When the ambulance arrives, the money will leave with the sick man. The plan is a good one but not everyone will survive the robbery and no one will get rich from it. Written by garykmcd

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11 March 1960 (West Germany)  »

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Les sept voleurs  »

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Theo's hand jumps on and off Paul's arm between shots as they sit at the casino bar. See more »

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The names of the cast appear on items on a gaming table. See more »

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You Make Me Feel So Young
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Yet another "piratical exploit"...though well-dressed and well-cast
21 February 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Professor Edward G. Robinson assembles six cohorts for a heist on a Monte Carlo casino--but when penniless strong-arm Rod Steiger takes command of the robbery, the disparate personalities of the team come to the fore. Sydney Boehm, adapting Max Catto's novel, can't seem to decide whether to slant this derivative tale towards criminal melodrama or play it up as a lightweight diversion; bits and pieces of both emerge. The indifferent tone set by the writing may be one reason why director Henry Hathaway has staged it in a poker-faced, workmanlike manner. Talky, humorless, and oddly indifferent. Robinson coasts through on his built-in good will, Joan Collins provides the eye-candy as a cheesecake dancer (with two gratuitous numbers). *1/2 from ****


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