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Ocean's 11 (1960)

Ocean's Eleven (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 4 August 1960 (USA)
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Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.

Director:

Lewis Milestone

Writers:

Harry Brown (screenplay), Charles Lederer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Sinatra ... Danny Ocean
Dean Martin ... Sam Harmon
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Josh Howard
Peter Lawford ... Jimmy Foster
Angie Dickinson ... Beatrice Ocean
Richard Conte ... Anthony Bergdorf
Cesar Romero ... Duke Santos
Patrice Wymore ... Adele Ekstrom
Joey Bishop ... 'Mushy' O'Connors
Akim Tamiroff ... Spyros Acebos
Henry Silva ... Roger Corneal
Ilka Chase ... Mrs. Restes
Buddy Lester ... Vince Massler
Richard Benedict ... 'Curly' Steffans
Jean Willes ... Mrs. Bergdorf
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Storyline

A band of soldier friends from the 82nd airborne regroup 15 years later to rob millions of dollars from five Las Vegas casinos. When one of the eleven's future step-father learns who pulled the job, the crew must find a way to smuggle the loot out of town before their payoff is cut in half. Written by FMJ_Joker

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ocean's 11 See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dorchester Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Danny Ocean: Why waste those cute little tricks that the Army taught us just because it's sort of peaceful now.
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Soundtracks

Mother Machree
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Music by Chauncey Olcott and Ernest Ball (1910)
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
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The Heist of All Time
18 January 2006 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I remember back in the day when the commercials were out for Ocean's Eleven it was described as the heist of all time. It wasn't exactly that, but there is a spirit of camaraderie that is present through out the film.

Frank Sinatra had signed a picture deal with Warner Brothers and was beginning a long term commitment to the Sands in Las Vegas. What better way than to combine everything at once. A film on location in Las Vegas.

So Frank got his pallies together and they filmed Ocean's Eleven in between shows at the Sands. They also managed to get into another film, several of the principal players in Ocean's Eleven did guest shots in Pepe while at the Sands.

Ocean's Eleven has a lighthearted insouciance about it, a group of former Airborne Rangers get together in Las Vegas for a heist of the big casinos carried on with military precision. Why waste all that good airborne training now that they're civilians.

Sinatra doesn't sing in this, I can't imagine why he didn't give himself a song here, but Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. did sing two numbers suited to their talents.

Ocean's Eleven marked the first time that Richard Conte worked in a Sinatra film. He became a Sinatra retainer in his later years, appearing in several Sinatra films. They parted when Conte appeared in The Godfather against Frank's wishes.

After Ocean's Eleven came Sergeants Three with the main cast members appearing again. After that the Rat Pack broke up with these guys going their own way, though many of them did have joint projects together over the years. The quality of the films went down hill, except for Robin and the Seven Hoods. That was a musical and not something to be done in your spare time.

The remake of Ocean's Eleven that George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and several other name players of today did was a far more serious film. Good in its own way, but just not the same.


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