Ocean’s 11

Directed by Lewis Milestone. With Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford. Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.

I hadn’t seen this, the original version of the story, but I assumed that the 2001 version was just a remake, and while the broad strokes are still there, there’s a lot to mention here. Spoilers for a 60 year old version:

The entire crew are military vets from World War 2 and previous did commando raids for Uncle Sam, never getting to keep the loot they were stealing from the Nazis. Not only is the team different, but the ending has a massive change, with them not getting any of money at the end due to some hilarious shenanigans with a dead body and cremation.

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