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Beat The Devil


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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
6.42 /10
 
Starring
Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre
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Directed by: John Huston
Written by: Truman Capote, John Huston

 
 
 
Released: 1953
   
Genre: THRILLER
COMEDY
PANNED
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 100
 
 


 
Various travellers in Africa have their eye on land which may contain uranium deposits.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Uneven, self-indulgent comedy spy thriller, with little or no suspense, and Bogart and Gina Lollobrigida struggling as the leads. The main amusement lies in the self-parodying supporting cast, especially Lorre and Morley. It has the air of an "in joke", and audiences responded just as badly as the overwhelming majority of critics. Recently, the film has been rehabilitated and become something of a cult.

"John Huston and I were the only ones who really liked it."

(Truman Capote)

"Only the phonies think it's funny. It's a mess."

(Humphrey Bogart, actor)


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