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Director:
Writers:
Sydney Boehm (screenplay)
Max Catto (novel)
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Release Date:
11 March 1960 (West Germany) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Good acting highlights crime caper drama See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edward G. Robinson ... Theo Wilkins

Rod Steiger ... Paul Mason

Joan Collins ... Melanie

Eli Wallach ... Poncho
Alexander Scourby ... Raymond Le May

Michael Dante ... Louis Antonizzi
Berry Kroeger ... Hugo Baumer

Sebastian Cabot ... Director of Casino
Marcel Hillaire ... Duc di Salins
John Beradino ... Chief of Detectives
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ida Augustian ... Claire (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ... Customs Inspector (uncredited)

Alan Caillou ... Doctor Gerald Halsey (uncredited)
Peter Camlin ... Bartender (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Ball Dance Participant (uncredited)
Marcel De la Brosse ... French Waiter (uncredited)
Marga Ann Deighton ... Governor's Wife (uncredited)
Jean Del Val ... Roulette Croupier (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Ball Dance Participant / Casino Patron (uncredited)
Jonathan Kidd ... Seymour (uncredited)
Donald Lawton ... Henri (uncredited)
Eddie Le Baron ... Chemin de fer Dealer (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Governor (uncredited)
Luis Mata Jr. ... Sandy (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... Casino Attendant (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Ball Dance Participant (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Ball Dance Participant (uncredited)
George Nardelli ... Cellar Club Manager (uncredited)
Andre Philippe ... Page (uncredited)
Francis Ravel ... Casino Attendant (uncredited)
Joseph Romantini ... Barkeep (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Casino Stickman (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Croupier (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Gambler (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Hathaway 
 
Writing credits
Sydney Boehm (screenplay)

Max Catto (novel)

Produced by
Sydney Boehm .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dominic Frontiere 
 
Cinematography by
Sam Leavitt 
 
Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
John DeCuir 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Myrl Stoltz .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Charles Peck .... sound
 
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Candy Barr .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (certificate #19432) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Goofs:
Continuity: Hugo has white hair, but when seen repairing the car engine he has dark hair.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ocean's Eleven (2001)See more »
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Good acting highlights crime caper drama, 3 December 2006
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Edward G. Robinson has planned the perfect crime in "Seven Thieves," a 1960 black and white film also starring Rod Steiger, Joan Collins, Eli Wallach, Alexander Scourby, Michael Dante, Marcel Hillaire, and Sebastian Cabot. The film is set in Monte Carlo where Theo Wilkins (Robinson) has arranged to meet Paul Mason (Rod Steiger) to ask him to join in the plot. Wilkins is a former scientist who lost his credibility after commission of some sort of crime, but we don't know what it is; Mason has just finished three years in jail. The crime concerns the theft of 4 million francs from a casino and will involve a total of 7 people - a dancer (Collins), her friend (Wallach), her married boyfriend (Scourby), and a safe cracker (Dante).

Directed by Henry Hathaway, this is an interesting drama that moves somewhat slowly and might have been better. It has a couple of twists at the end that are interesting, and there is quite a bit of tension and suspense for the audience throughout.

The performances are excellent. Robinson gives a sympathetic portrayal of an old man looking for his last shot; Steiger gives a subdued (!) performance, his character being quietly threatening instead of screaming his guts out - good choice. Someone commented on this site that Joan Collins looks the same today as she did in this film 45 years ago - actually, it's kind of true. The only difference is that she wore less makeup then. Her figure is amazing, and she gives a wonderful performance as an unhappy, hard woman who has much compassion underneath. Eli Wallach does a great job as a nervous wreck.

"Seven Thieves" holds your attention. Strangely this is around the time of "Ocean's 11" where the touch is much lighter. This is a very dramatic story. It's not the greatest but worth checking out.

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