Ocean's Eleven (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ocean's Eleven (1960)



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During a Los Angeles Christmas, a group of 82nd Airborne vets assembles under the leadership of gamblin' man Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra) to rip off five Las Vegas casinos just after the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day. Playboy Jimmy Foster (Peter Lawford) joins in the scheme because he's sick of needing his oft-married mother's money, especially now that she's about to wed Duke Santos (Cesar Romero), a self-made man with all sorts of underworld ties. After he receives the news that he could die at any time, newly released convict Anthony Bergdorf (Richard Conte) reluctantly agrees to participate so he can leave some money to his estranged wife and young son. Ocean's own wife, Beatrice (Angie Dickinson), doesn't think much of her husband's promise of a big score to come, but her quiet protests don't dissuade him. With Las Vegas garbage man and fellow vet Josh Howard (Sammy Davis Jr.) and several casino employees among their number, the titular band of thieves have just a few days to get ready for their caper. When Duke Santos, Jimmy's mother, and one of Ocean's discarded paramours all show up in Sin City at the same time as the veterans, the crew's perfect plans face some serious hurdles. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (some language and sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Lederer, Harry Brown
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 13, 2008
Warner Bros. Pictures


Frank Sinatra
as Danny Ocean
Dean Martin
as Sam Harmon
Sammy Davis Jr.
as Josh Howard
Peter Lawford
as Jimmy Foster
Angie Dickinson
as Beatrice Ocean
Richard Conte
as Anthony Bergdorf
Cesar Romero
as Duke Santos
Patrice Wymore
as Adele Eckstrom
Joey Bishop
as Mushy O'Connors
Akim Tamiroff
as Spyros Acebos
Henry Silva
as Roger Corneal
Ilka Chase
as Mrs. Restes
Buddy Lester
as Vincent Massler
Richard Benedict
as Curly Stephans
Jean Willes
as Mrs. Bergdorf
Norman Fell
as Peter Rheimer
Clem Harvey
as Louis Jackson
Hank Henry
as Mr. Kelly
Shirley MacLaine
as Motel drunk
George Raft
as Jack Strager
George E. Stone
as Proprietor
Richard Sinatra
as Attendant
Anne Neyland
as Dolores
H.T. Tsiang
as Houseboy
Myrna Ross
as Passenger
Lew Gallo
as Jealous young man
Louis Quinn
as De Wolfe
Mike Jordan
as Bartender
James Waters
as Disposal Attendant
Carmen Phillips
as Hungry girl
Jay Gerard
as Cab Driver
Leonard George
as Police Operator
David Landfield
as Flamingo MC
Eddie Gomez
as Riviera MC
Tom Middleton
as TV newscaster
Red Norvo
as Vibraphonist (uncred...
Hoot Gibson
as Road Block Deputy
Barbara Sterling
as Second Girl
Rummy Bishop
as Castleman
Gregory Gaye
as Freeman
John Craven
as Cashier
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Critic Reviews for Ocean's Eleven

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (5)

Laboring under the handicaps of a contrived script, an uncertain approach and personalities in essence playing themselves, the production never quite makes its point, but romps along merrily unconcerned that it doesn't.

Full Review… | June 10, 2009
Top Critic

Terminally boring.

Full Review… | June 10, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The heist itself, though, is a superb piece of movie-making.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Young people are likely to find this more appropriate and bewitching than do their elders. The latter are likely to feel less gleeful in the presence of heroes who rob and steal.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The original Ocean's is fun, fun, fun.

Full Review… | December 17, 2001
Top Critic

a classic film with plenty of spunk

Full Review… | January 6, 2014
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for Ocean's Eleven


Oceans 11 always is a fun thing to watch, its one of those movies that make us love going to the cinema.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

Whilst I did watch this the wrong way around, ie. The remake before the original, I was pleasantly surprised with the differences between the two. Whilst the main plot sort of remains the same, this version does give you songs from the Rat pack and managed to give a surprise ending differing from that of the remake. Both were cleverly crafted to suit the era of the heist and the technology surrounding it, whilst using the individual skills of the crew.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

One of the few cases when the remake is much better.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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