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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 »
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"Mission: Impossible" with a black hat 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)
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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:
Errors in geography: After the robbery, when they are driving from Monaco to Cannes, they are driving to the east. Cannes is west of Monaco.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ocean's Eleven (2001)See more »
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19 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
"Mission: Impossible" with a black hat, 6 July 2004
Author: pro_crustes from Atlantic Coast, USA

Remember "Mission: Impossible"? The TV series, not the movie. It was always fun to watch the team pull off one of their stunts, because they balanced their Rube Goldberg concepts with NASA-quality planning. This movie is cut from the same cloth. It's about a casino robbery engineered during one of the gambling hall's biggest celebrations. The eponymous crooks must work in synchronized unison to fulfill their plan. Unlike the MI series, though, they aren't all quite equally devoted to their mission or, at least not to their particular roles within it. Still, they have a clever series of steps that get more interesting to watch, even as it seems increasingly likely that the plan will succeed.

Along the way, there are some interesting mixtures of personality types, some mysterious backgrounds waiting to be uncovered, and a degree of slipperiness that make it hard to be sure just who we should be rooting for. Indeed, part of the charm of this film is that there are _no_ "good guys," yet we want the thieves to get away with their crime.

A nifty, thoughtful piece, with little action and no sfx (in the current sense, anyway). An added plus for some of us is a pair of fairly sexy dance numbers a 27-year-old Joan Collins does "nearly naked," as her character puts it. She was at her physical prime in this film, but don't underestimate her acting ability. She carries the sole female role with every bit as much mastery as Wallach, Steiger, and the oddly endearing Edward G. Robinson carry theirs. John Beradino (the original "Dr. Hardy" of TV's "General Hospital") has a small role, and Marcel Hillaire appears as more or less the same character he would play dozens of times in TV guest spots for the next few years.

7/10, recommended if you've had your fill of explosions, CGI, or Tom Cruise.

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