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Beat the Devil (1953) was a Crime - Comedy Film directed by John Huston and produced by Humphrey Bogart, John Huston, John Woolf, Jack Clayton and Angelo Rizzoli.

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O Diabo Riu por ?ltimo / Beat the Devil (1953)

By L? on Dec 22, 2016 From Critica Retro

O Diabo Riu por ?ltimo / Beat the Devil (1953) Alguns encontros s?o obra do destino. Foi obra do destino o primeiro encontro de Humphrey Bogart e John Huston. E ? com um encontro que ? uma verdadeira obra do destino que o ?ltimo filme que eles fizeram juntos, “O Diabo Riu por ?ltimoR... Read full article


Sympathetic Liars: The Book of Mormon & Beat the Devil

By Judy on Jun 26, 2016 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

Kooky. Bizarre. Silly. Odd. Original. It’s difficult to sum up the strange charm of Beat the Devil (1953), that Truman Capote-penned film* that fits no genre and makes no sense. You have the feeling as you watch that Capote must have been tripping, but his quirky personality, not to mention th... Read full article


The Bogart Film Affair Ep 3 – Beat the Devil

By Bogart Fan on Nov 30, 2014 From The Bogie Film Blog

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Not too much to write this week since I’m still sleeping off my tryptophan overdose, but enjoy this week’s installment of ‘The Bogart Film Affair’ podcast as we dive into Beat the Devil! It’s a cult classic for sure, and if you enjoyed our ... Read full article


Beat the Devil (1953)

By Beatrice on Jun 29, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Beat the Devil Directed by John Huston 1953/UK/USA/Italy Rizzoli/Haggiag; Romulus Films; Santana Pictures Corporation First viewing #268 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die A group of scoundrels plans to smuggle uranium out of British East Africa in this noirish farce. ?The plot is scant an... Read full article


Beat the Devil – 1953

By Bogart Fan on Jun 17, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog

My rating —A Cult Classic—? Bogie Film Fix: ?out of 5 Bogies! Director: ?John Huston The Lowdown Four crooks (Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, and Marco Tulli) meet up with a British couple (Edward Underdown and Jennifer Jones) as they all make their way from Italy to East Af... Read full article


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Quotes from

Billy Dannreuther: The only thing standing between you and a watery grave is your wits, and that's not my idea of adequate protection.


Billy Dannreuther: Trouble with England, it's all pomp and no circumstance. You're very wise to get out of it, escape, while you can.


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Facts about

Claud Cockburn (aka James Helvick) wrote the screenplay based on his novel. Truman Capote was purportedly brought to complete the script late in the piece when Cockburn left or was fired.
John Huston was star/producer Humphrey Bogart's first choice to direct. However, Huston had some scheduling conflicts - he was due to make a movie with Katharine Hepburn (which was never made, as Hepburn graciously stepped aside to help out Huston), not to mention that he had to finish his then-current project Moulin Rouge. Nicholas Ray, who Bogart had worked with twice before, was considered to direct in case Huston could not finish in time.
William Styron's second novel, "Set This House on Fire", describes a film crew on location - obviously based on director John Huston and gang during the shooting of this film. The town in the novel is Ravello on Italy's Amalfi Drive, where most of the film was shot.
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