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The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Mervyn LeRoy and Fred Kohlmar.

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Harry: Hey, Holy Joe, we don't owe you nuttin', so don't start pushin'.
Father Matthew Doonan: Where you from, tough guy? I hear echoes.
Harry: I've been around... What's it to ya?
Father Matthew Doonan: You spit your T's. That'd be Jersey, I guess, maybe Jersey City. Hunh! I came from just across the River - Hell's Kitchen. We used to eat punks like you.
Harry: Maybe. That's when you had your teeth.


Charlie: I was a pretty good thief in my time.
Father Matthew Doonan: I believe that.
Charlie: It's too late. Can't you get out now?
Father Matthew Doonan: It's never too late to change.
Charlie: My mother, that's what she used to say, "It's never too late."
Father Matthew Doonan: She was right.
Charlie: She kept after me - kept tellin' me - there was another thief once dyin' on the cross right next to Christ.
Father Matthew Doonan: The Good Thief.
Charlie: That's what she called him.
Father Matthew Doonan: He didn't chicken out. He just got smart and at the very last moment, he stole Heaven.
Charlie: That's pretty good stealin', huh?


Father Matthew Doonan: I'll bet you were a sweet little altar boy.
Harry: Weren't we all?


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This picture's chief US film poster connected it with two classic movies in its slogan that stated: "In the great high-adventure tradition of "The Guns of Navarone" and The Bridge on the River Kwai"." Notably, those two pictures were war movies and this film is not.
This picture is a cross-genre hybrid film: it is both an adventure movie and a disaster film.
This picture's director, Mervyn LeRoy, said of this film in his autobiography, 'Mervyn LeRoy: Take One': " . . . what made it a problem was that the climactic scene involved a volcano, and that's the kind of thing you have to worry about and plan for with extreme care...It was done partly on a Hollywood sound stage, partly in the Hawaiian Islands. And we also used miniatures extensively. We built a mountain near La Jolla, on Gil Hodges' farm. Mostly, though, we shot in Lahaina, on the Hawaiian island of Maui. We built a lovely set there -an entire village, complete with a street, a church, and even a jail. Even though we were shooting in one of the most beautiful places on earth, it was a tough picture."
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