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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)

4 years, 2 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 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), 1950s (3), Comedy (3), Italy (3), Usa (3), Africa (3), Uranium (3), Drama (2), Murder (2), 1953 (2), Black Comedy (2), Lifeboat (2), Based On Novel (2), Lie (2), Nonlinear Timeline (1), Beach (1), American (1), 50s (1), Dry Humor (1), Voice Over Narration (1)
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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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"11.4. Todella mustaa ja kieroutunutta huumoria tarjoava leffa on tasoltaan hyvin vaihteleva. Näyttelijäkaartia katsoo mielellään, mutta välillä leffaa vaivaa tylsyys. Onneksi yleinen tunnelma on sen verran härski, että katsomisesta nauttii."


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