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Beat the Devil
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Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart
Billy Dannreuther
Jennifer Jones Jennifer Jones
Mrs. Gwendolen Chelm
Gina Lollobrigida Gina Lollobrigida
Maria Dannreuther
Robert Morley Robert Morley
Peterson
Peter Lorre Peter Lorre
Julius O'Hara
Edward Underdown Edward Underdown
Harry Chelm
Ivor Barnard Ivor Barnard
Maj. Jack Ross
Marco Tulli Marco Tulli
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Claud Cockburn Claud Cockburn
Truman Capote Truman Capote
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LA BURLA DEL DIABLO (1953)

6 years, 11 months ago at Nov 23 12:29
Que tanto el director como el guionista y algunos de sus principales actores pusieran el alcohol como principal protagonista de esta película durante sus reuniones fuera del rodaje, es más que apreciable con echarle un simple vistazo. Desconozco si será por el efecto del whisky en sus ya bastante desmadradas personalidades, pero la verdad es que la narración se resiente en cuanto a saltos en s... read more

Beat the Devil

11 months, 1 week ago at Nov 19 17:44
From the first frame on this thing just screams “cult classic” with its pervasive close-ups of character actors, a compulsively watchable hang-out vibe, and a sense that all of the action is taking place with gigantic quotes around it. Beat the Devil, easily the oddest film in Humphrey Bogart and Jennifer Jones’ bodies of work, is a charming satire of the kind of films John Huston made with ... read more
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Description: A clever cult favorite written by Truman Capote, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart - how can you lose? Bogart heads a superior cast in this tale of a gang of swindlers who look to purchase African lands rich in uranium. This is not the tough film noir you might expect from the people that brought you "The Maltese Falcon." The script is wicked and wry and a fine cast gives a host of eccentric performances. Repeat viewing recommended if you want to appreciate everything this classic has to offer! ... (more)
Release date: 17 December 1953
UPC: 677379019096
Tags: Adventure (4), Comedy (3), Africa (3), Uranium (3), 1950s (2), Drama (2), Murder (2), Italy (2), 1953 (2), Black Comedy (2), Lifeboat (2), Based On Novel (2), Lie (2), Usa (2), Black & White (1), Chilean (1), Scheme (1), Adventurer (1), Handcuffs (1), Male Female Relationship (1)
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"One of the strangest films of Hollywood's Golden Age, John Huston's 'Beat the Devil' is a fascinating beast. Ostensibly a parody of noirish adventure films (two genres Huston had worked in with great success), 'Beat the Devil' follows the witty, barbed interactions of a group of criminals, psychopaths and rogues and their illegal attempts to acquire uranium-rich land in Kenya. Although the film eventually places the motley crew aboard a tramp steamer to Mombasa, on which some degree of tension i"


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Beat the Devil

“From the first frame on this thing just screams “cult classic” with its pervasive close-ups of character actors, a compulsively watchable hang-out vibe, and a sense that all of the action is taking place with gigantic quotes around it. Beat the Devil, easily the oddest film in Humphrey Bogart and Jennifer Jones’ bodies of work, is a charming satire of the kind of films John Huston made with a straight face both before and after its release.   Beat the Devil has a charm that plays out like watching a group of improv actors spinning out an adventure story on the spot, complete with free-associative musings and character motivations. We open at the end of the film where a group of men are being carried away by the police, and we trace back as much as possible to explain how we ended ” read more

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"25 May. Directed by John Huston with screenplay by Truman Capote, Beat the Devil stars Humphrey Bogart, Gina  Lollobrigida, Jennifer Jones, Peter Lorre, Robert Morley as a gang of misfits somewhere in Africa plotting to get rich by looking for uranium. The movie offers talent but the story seems to go nowhere, or that it takes too long for the trip. Definitely not Bogart's best since he has to share the screen with many others more interestingly written characters than his. "


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