They Came to Rob Las Vegas
|They Came to Rob Las Vegas|
|Directed by||Antonio Isasi|
|Produced by||Nat Wachsberger
|Based on||the novel Les Hommes De Las Vegas
by André Lay
|Music by||Georges Garvarentz|
|Editing by||Emilio Rodríguez|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.-Seven Arts (USA)|
|Running time||129 minutes|
They Came to Rob Las Vegas is a 1968 crime film directed by Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi and starring Gary Lockwood, Elke Sommer, Lee J. Cobb, and Jack Palance. A crime outfit plan a heist to rob a hi-tech truck containing $7 million in Las Vegas. Its Spanish title was Las Vegas 500 Milliones. Filming took place in California, Nevada, and Spain.
The wealthy Skorsky runs an armored-car service with high-tech surveillance and weaponry. He also has ties to a criminal organization and is being investigated by Douglas, a government law-enforcement agent.
Tony Ferris takes a job as a dealer in a Las Vegas casino to become acquainted with Ann Bennett, a compulsive gambler who works for Skorsky, a married man who has designs on her. At first she is offended at realizing that Tony seduced her simply to learn more about Skorsky's organization, but eventually she assists his plan to pull off a heist of an armored car in a remote part of the desert between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
- Gary Lockwood – Tony Ferris
- Elke Sommer – Ann Bennett
- Lee J. Cobb – Steve Skorsky
- Jean Servais – Gino
- Georges Géret – Leroy
- Jack Palance – Douglas
- Fabrizio Capucci – Cooper
- Roger Hanin – The Boss
- Gustavo Re – Salvatore
- Daniel Martín – Merino
- Maurizio Arena – Clark
- Enrique Ávila – Baxter
- Gérard Tichy – Sheriff Klinger
- Rubén Rojo – Brian
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- Browning, Norma Lee (March 31, 1968). "Elke Prefers Hollywood to Europe for Movie Making". Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL). p. G13. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
- Thompson, Howard (February 6, 1969). "'They Came to Rob Las Vegas' Opens". The New York Times (New York, NY). p. 3D. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
- Thomas, Kevin (February 22, 1969). "'Rob Las Vegas' in Multiples". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA). p. A7. Retrieved May 14, 2012. "They Came to Rob Las Vegas"—but stayed in Spain to make much of this trite "perfect crime" movie (in multiples)."
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