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April 26, 2015
a good crime noir film with good jazz music,dance routines by joan Collins and a twist ending
½ February 22, 2013
Seven Thieves is an entertaining film. It is about Theo Wilkins recruits his young protégé Paul Mason to help him rob the famous casino in Monte Carlo of $4 million. Edward G. Robinson and Rod Steiger give excellent performances. The screenplay is well written. Henry Hathaway did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama. Seven Thieves is a must see.
January 31, 2013
Good acting highlights crime caper drama--Steller performances by Steiger, Wallach and Robinson!!
January 7, 2012
So the film redeems itself towards the end, this 1960s version of Ocean's Eleven. After a provocative start, it ends with a moral highlight that had been deftly alluded to from the beginning. It even gets deeper and almost tear-jerking. What a twist!
February 21, 2011
good heist/crime caper movie amazing cast
November 5, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010

(1960)Seven Thieves

Another one of those carefully planned casino heists films with an amazing cast such as Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Joan Collins and Eli Wallach. The movie was wel made until the forced 'do the right thing' ending because producers don't want to condone robberies despite how chrismatic and likable the robbers are! If their is any reason to watch this, it is for the heist and the comrade itself, nothing else!

2.5 out of 4
Super Reviewer
February 16, 2010
Disappointed that it was in B&W...but the adventure was true to form. Continuous reminder of the Ocean's 11, 12 and 13 series with George Clooney and company...but a good flick. Edward G. Robinson can sell snake oil to a shoe salesman in this timeless classic...seeeee?....((LMAO!))
Joan Collins was so loyal as a team player in this one! Rod Steiger was as tough as nails as being the "ONE VOICE" in this operation...yeah I got into this flick...that my wife "accidentally" picked ...that turned out to be pretty good...check it out if you have the patience for it...
½ January 24, 2010
THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER director Henry Hathaway made just about every kind of movie during his long career that spanned from the 1932 western WHEN THE WEST WAS YOUNG to the 1974 blaxploitation thriller SUPER DUDE. This above-average 1960 casino crime caper came out several months before the Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin epic OCEANS ELEVEN. The Hathaway takes place in France instead of Las Vegas and concerns an elderly ex-con, Professor Theo Wilkins (Edward G. Robinson of LITTLE CAESAR), who wants to make the world gasp for one last time. He has orchestrated a highly complex robbery at a Monte Carlo casino that will net his accomplices and he some 4 million dollars in French money. He entices an old and dear friend, Paul Mason (Rod Steiger of DUCK YOU SUCKER), as the man who ramrods the operation. Paul straightens out everybody on the crew that he has the final word in everything. He also checks them out and tests them so he can be sure that they are reliable in a tight spot. One of the conspirators is a gorgeous stripper, Melanie (Joan Collins of LAND OF THE PHARAOHS), who strings along a timid, uptight casino secretary Raymond Le May (Alexander Scourby of THE BIG HEAT) to help them obtain invitations to an exclusive party the same night they plan to pull the robbery. Paul falls in love with Melanie while they are working out the precise plans. They also enlist the aid of a safer cracker, Louis Antonizzi (Michael Dante of RAINTREE COUNTY), and a friend of Melanie, Poncho (Eli Wallach of BABY DOLL) who is supposed to impersonate a wealthy baron confined to a wheelchair with a terrible temper. The night of the heist, Poncho is supposed to fake a heart attack so they can have an ambulance arrive. The ambulance is being driven by another conspirator Hugo Baumer (Berry Kroeger of HITLER) who handles the automobiles that they use for the robbery. Meantime, Paul and Louis have to do a little ledge walking to reach the casino vault. The actual robbery does not generate any thrills and SEVEN THIEVES suffers from a shortage of suspense. Remember, back in 1960 when this movie was produced, the Production Code Administration still had enough clout to censor movies and they were not about to let these talented thieves get away with their crime. The way that Hathaway and scenarist Sydney Boehm work things out is not entirely satisfactory but it does make for a better ending that all of them being nabbed by French authorities.
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