Sunday, June 18, 2017

Ocean's Eleven (1960)

Warner Bros.
Directed by Lewis Milestone
My rating: 2 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(Blu-ray, Warner Bros.)

Frank Sinatra assembles a dozen or so of his old war buddies and convinces them to help rob the casinos in Las Vegas. They use their military experience to blow up electrical towers, then do some rewiring so that when the power goes out the doors to the cashier's office open. They use fluorescent spray paint to mark the way in the dark. It almost works, until a mobster figures it out and blackmails them for a piece of the loot. Their plan to get the cash out of town backfires at the last minute. Ludicrous plot almost redeemed by the presence of just about every Rat Packer, but one film can't handle all of those egos. Opening title sequence by Saul Bass is probably the best part.

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