Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

Lewis Milestone (1960)

127min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This is one of the great (and one of the most critically underrated) caper movies. The story was discovered by Peter Lawford and brought to the attention of fellow Rat Pack member Frank Sinatra. Sinatra effectively produced the movie, casting himself as former sergeant Danny Ocean, who calls on his old wartime pals to help him in a raid on Las Vegas. The League of Gentlemen had a similar plot, but this is altogether sleeker and more audacious, and superbly cast. It's directed in glossy Panavision by veteran Lewis Milestone, who keeps a tight lid on the Rat Pack's antics. The ending, if rather derivative, is still utterly brilliant.

Summary

Former army sergeant Danny Ocean enlists the help of his service friends from the Second World War to steal a fortune from five Las Vegas casinos at the same time. To smuggle the money out of Sin City though will prove a tougher prospect. Comedy thriller, starring Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Richard Conte, Angie Dickinson and Cesar Romero, plus cameos by Red Skelton and George Raft.

Cast & Crew

Danny Ocean Frank Sinatra
Josh Howard Sammy Davis Jr
Sam Harmon Dean Martin
Jimmy Foster Peter Lawford
Anthony Bergdorf Richard Conte
Beatrice Ocean Angie Dickinson
Duke Santos Cesar Romero
Client Red Skelton
Jack Strager George Raft
Director Lewis Milestone
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Javelin Films LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama