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Seven Thieves (1960)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 11 March 1960 (West Germany)
A motley crew of professional thieves plans the robbery of a Monte Carlo casino vault.

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Theo Wilkins
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Paul Mason
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Melanie
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Poncho
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Raymond Le May
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Louis Antonizzi
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Hugo Baumer
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Director of Casino
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Chief of Detectives
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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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They Will Hold You Like a Pointed Gun! "Al Capone" and "Little Caesar" in the most fabulous robbery that ever rocked Monte Carlo!

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$1,650,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The theme from the 1944 film Laura was used in one of the night club scenes. See more »

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After the robbery, when they are driving from Monaco to Cannes, they are driving to the east. Cannes is west of Monaco. See more »

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

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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 6 December 1959 (1959) See more »

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At Last
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Music by Harry Warren
Played after Melanie leaves the table and Paul and Raymond have their first discussion
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Intricately plotted and well-acted caper yarn
5 August 2001 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Seven Thieves is an intricately plotted and well acted caper yarn. It combines beautiful Monte Carlo setting with seven distinct characterization. A host of international professionals are on hand including Edward G. Robinson, Eli Wallach, Sebastian Cabot, Alexander Scourby, Berry Kroger, Marcel Hillaire, John Berardino, and most of all, Joan Collins and Rod Steiger.

Collins, generally not one of my favorites, gives a marvelous performance, surprisingly reminiscent of Sophia Loren. Steiger starts the movie off being belligerent and one-note, so much so, that I wasn't certain I would continue watching. But, soon we gradually see why Edward G. wants him on his team so badly. Next, things get very taut and laced with whimsy and dry humor.

If you enjoy caper films that make you think, watch this one.


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