May 20, 2007

"Ain't That a Kick in the Head"

From the classic, original Las Vegas heist film, Ocean's 11, here are Dean Martin (as Sam Harmon) and the Red Norvo Quintet doing "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" (words & music by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen). The movie plot is subtlety interwoven into this performance when Richard Conte (playing Tony Bergdorf) walks through, and he and Dino make eye contact. Dino acknowledges his "captive" audience at the very end.

the "captive" audience

Red Norvo

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