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Seven Thieves (1960)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 11 March 1960 (West Germany)
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A motley crew of professional thieves plans the robbery of a Monte Carlo casino vault.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Sydney Boehm (screenplay), Max Catto (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... Theo Wilkins
Rod Steiger ... Paul Mason
Joan Collins ... Melanie
Eli Wallach ... Poncho
Alexander Scourby ... Raymond Le May
Michael Dante ... Louis Antonizzi
Berry Kroeger ... Hugo Baumer
Sebastian Cabot ... Director of Casino
Marcel Hillaire ... Duc di Salins
John Beradino ... Chief of Detectives
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Storyline

In Monte Carlo, Theo Wilkins recruits his young protégé Paul Mason - just released from prison - to help him rob the famous casino of $4 million. The plan is straightforward. On the night of the Governor's Ball, Theo will create a distraction in the casino by having one of the team collapse requiring urgent medical attention. During that time Paul and another member of the crew will get the money from the vault. When the ambulance arrives, the money will leave with the sick man. The plan is a good one but not everyone will survive the robbery and no one will get rich from it. Written by garykmcd

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The kind of film that can only be seen from the edge of your seat! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

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English | French

Release Date:

11 March 1960 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Siete ladrones See more »

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Budget:

$1,650,000 (estimated)
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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Joan Collins was coached in the art of striptease by Candy Barr. See more »

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After the robbery, when they are driving from Monaco to Cannes, they are driving to the east. Cannes is west of Monaco. See more »

Quotes

Theo Wilkins: Now, an international axiom. A man who says "whiskey" is an Englishman. A man who says "double whiskey" is an Irishman. But a man who asks, "Have you any ice?" is an American.
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The names of the cast appear on items on a gaming table. See more »

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References Bob le Flambeur (1956) See more »

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You Make Me Feel So Young
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Music by Josef Myrow
Played when Melanie is confronted by the casino detective
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A Complicated Crime Caper
6 April 2017 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Theo Wilkins" (Edward G. Robinson) has put together a plan to steal $4 million from a casino in Monte Carlo and he specifically asks an old accomplice named "Paul Mason" (Rob Steiger) to assist him. Also conspiring with him are five other accomplices who each have their own interests and it's for this reason that he has asked Paul to join in this caper as Theo desperately needs someone on the team he can trust. Although Paul is initially reluctant to join him he is eventually persuaded due in large part to a woman on the team named "Melanie" (Joan Collins). The problem though is that she has a possessive boyfriend on this team by the name of "Pancho" (Eli Wallach) who she feels a certain loyalty towards. In any event, the mission is quite complicated and because of that all seven members of the team have to work together in order to accomplish it. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was a decent crime-drama which could have been better had it had a bit more action or suspense. Even so, it was still entertaining enough for the time spent and for that reason I have rated it accordingly. Slightly above average.


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