Monday, June 29, 2009

SEVEN THIEVES (1960) - Henry Hathaway

A boilerplate casino heist pic enlivened by the presence of some top drawer talent -- Edward G. Robinson, Rod Stieger, Eli Wallach, and, depending on how you feel about Dynasty, Joan Collins. Other than the Stieger-Robinson father-son dynamic, some interesting business involving Wallach having to take a light dose of cyanide to fake a mid-heist diversionary heart attack, and few leggy Joan Collins burlesque numbers, nothing you haven't seen before in the Ocean's Eleven trio, or, better yet, Bob Le Flambeur.

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