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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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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.

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

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Facts about

Either the writer or the director was playing an inside joke by naming two of the characters 'Chelm'. Chelm, in Yiddish folklore, refers to a village in eastern Europe that is ruled by the insane.
Humphrey Bogart was involved in a serious automobile accident during production of this film, which knocked out several of his teeth and hindered his ability to speak. John Huston hired a young British actor noted for his mimicry skills to rerecord some of Bogart's spoken lines during post-production looping. Although it is undetectable when viewing the film today, it is Peter Sellers who provides Bogart's voice during some of the scenes in this movie.
Stephen Sondheim got his start in films working as a clapper boy on this film.
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