A free-wheeling, uninhibited all-star romp, OCEAN'S ELEVEN set the pace for the "caper" films of the 1960s and 1970s. Sinatra, Davis, and Martin performed their club acts at night and worked on this Las Vegas-set film during the day, and the good time they were having fairly jumps off the
screen. Tamiroff comes up with the idea of knocking off five Vegas casinos--the Sahara, the Flamingo, The Riviera, The Sands, and the Desert Inn--on New Year's Eve. His scheme calls for the crooks, all veterans of the 82nd Airborne Division, led by Sinatra, to use their military knowledge and
commando timing to plunge the casinos into darkness by shutting off their electricity. To...