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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 »
Genre:
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:
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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:
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 »
Soundtrack:
You Make Me Feel So YoungSee more »

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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Unusual noir on the Riviera, 18 March 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Usually films located on a place as lovely as the French Riviera, especially Monte Carlo get the full technicolor treatment like To Catch a Thief. But in Seven Thieves director Henry Hathaway opted for black and white because this is a noir and the key here is the plot of the caper and the relationships of the characters.

Expatriate American academician Edward G. Robinson calls on a young protégé Rod Steiger to come over from America to help him heist a casino in Monte Carlo. He's recruited a gang and needs someone he can trust to keep them in line.

Robinson's role is similar to that of Sam Jaffe in The Asphalt Jungle and Steiger it seems is his Sterling Hayden.

That's how it seems at the start, but there's a whole lot more going on here as the characters reveal themselves bit by bit during the planning and execution of the caper.

Coincidentally in the same year another caper film, Ocean's 11 about robbing casinos also came out. But this is definitely not as lighthearted as that Ratpack romp.

What to watch for is the relationships between Robinson and Steiger and between Steiger, Joan Collins and Eli Wallach.

Nicely done little noir classic.

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