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Beat the Devil
6.6 Rating
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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

Ravello


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Claud Cockburn

Claud Cockburn

Truman Capote

Truman Capote

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LA BURLA DEL DIABLO (1953)

2 years, 9 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
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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 Malte ... (more)
Release date: 17 December 1953
UPC: 677379019096
Adventure (4), Africa (3), Uranium (3), Comedy (3), Italy (3), Usa (3), Lie (2), Drama (2), Murder (2), 1950s (2), 1953 (2), Black Comedy (2), Lifeboat (2), Based On Novel (2), Italian (1), Chess (1), Greed (1), Marriage (1), Liar (1), Boat (1)
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" The final moments of "Beat the Devil" involve several characters receiving and reading a letter. The reactions of each to the letter steadily escalate in hilariousness, until finally Bogart reads it and starts laughing his ass off. When the camera cuts back to show the letter's content, I'm laughing my ass off right along with Bogie. The words he then says between laughs make the scene even funnier and the ending even more lovable. "


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"Bogart, Lorre and others travel - or should I say, mostly do NOT travel - around Africa doing absolutely nothing and cracking very lame and stupid jokes, probably very, VERY drunk. Anyone with a common sense should not enjoy this but luckily I'm not one of those people."


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LA BURLA DEL DIABLO (1953)

“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 su guión (¿existió? se dice que el mismo se escribió sobre la marcha), más no así en sus aciertos en cuanto a lo divertido de situaciones y personajes.

Junto a ello, la presencia de actrices -en especial la de Gina Lollobrígida- parecen un simple añadido (se aprecia que no asistían a las juergas nocturnas) en su planteamiento y escenificación, sobre todo al término de la pelí” read more

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"20.7 PC Hyvä, muttei juurikaan aikansa jännäreistä erottuva filmi. Bogartia katselee aina mielellään ja hän on tässä aivan yhtä elegantti kuin on totuttu. Naiset ovat kauniita, dialogi nasevaa ja elokuvan veijarimainen huumori on aivan kohdallaan."


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"5.11. 2010 John Huston's parody "Beat the Devil" follows the adventures of a group of unlucky and awkward scoundrels, who are planning to travel to East Africa to tap into riches waiting for them. However, the boat is delayed because the captain is drunk and the ships's engine breaks down, but these troubles are only the beginning. For example, carelessly talking woman of the group causes troubles to pretty much everyone she meets and in one funny scene Humphrey Bogart's character encounters an"


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