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darkoz
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February 1st, 2024 at 8:08:19 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Has anyone seen '5 Against the House'?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048077/reference/

Apparently its a heist move, like the Sinatra version of Ocean's Eleven but considered to be better. Sounds interesting.
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Yes I saw it years ago. They rob Harold's Club.

The heist was better thought out but Ocean's had the better characters imo.

I forgot the specifics but they utilized a waiters tray on wheels to double as a lockbox or something to that effect. Basically they wheeled the money out under security noses.

This of course is before cameras so....

I have always been a fan of Brian Keith so for that reason alone worth one viewing at least.
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February 1st, 2024 at 8:16:52 AM permalink
I've seen it. More realistic than O-11, not that it's a problem free plot. Film Noir-ish, good if you're a Kim Novak fan

I can't quite remember the idea they come up with to pull off a robbery, or if there are good scenes of casino games people are playing
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February 1st, 2024 at 8:45:45 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

I think I might have seen the possible origin (at least on film) of a common game of chance. In a 1951 movie called "The Mob" the bartender has a large jar full of water on the bar. At the bottom is a shot glass. There's a slot cut in the top where you can drop a coin. If it lands in the shot glass you get a free drink.
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My Uncle's bar had one of those in the mid-1960s, and as I remember it, it looked really old, but everything does to a kid. When I started working there twenty years later, that was one of the few things that had changed.
As an aside- my Uncle thought his bar was perfect as is, and was thrilled when a location scout called about the possibility of filming in it. The people came and checked it out and told him it was perfect. They were searching for a run-down 1960s dive bar, and his fit the bill. He threw them out and finally agreed to redecorate.
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February 1st, 2024 at 8:52:09 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

I've seen it. More realistic than O-11, not that it's a problem free plot. Film Noir-ish, good if you're a Kim Novak fan

I can't quite remember the idea they come up with to pull off a robbery, or if there are good scenes of casino games people are playing
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I vaguely remember it. I was talking to someone about the original O11 when they suggested this movie. This was years before the remakes. I don't recall the movie, but I remember liking O11 better. I almost always remember if I liked or disliked a movie, but generally forget most details.
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