Beat the Devil

(DVD - 2001 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Beat the Devil

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On a steamer bound for Africa passengers attempt to outfox each other for illegal control of a piece of land they think has uranium on it.
Title: Beat the devil
Publisher: Walnut, CA : Diamond Entertainment, c2001
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: Interacive menus; original graphics; chapters -- direct scene access; biography; facts & trivia; film information; special collector's photo gallery
Based on the novel by James Helvick, alias Claud Cockburn
Summary: On a steamer bound for Africa passengers attempt to outfox each other for illegal control of a piece of land they think has uranium on it.
Additional Contributors: Mannino, Franco - 1924-2005
Cockburn, Claud - 1904-1981
Lorre, Peter
Morley, Robert
Lollobrigida, Gina - 1928-
Jones, Jennifer - 1919-2009
Bogart, Humphrey - 1899-1957
Clayton, Jack - 1921-1995
Capote, Truman - 1924-1984
Huston, John - 1906-1987
Diamond Entertainment Corporation
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Be
Statement of Responsibility: produced by Jack Clayton ; screenplay by Truman Capote and John Huston ; directed by John Huston
Credits: Photography, Oswald Morris; art director, Wilfred Shingleton; editor, Ralph Kemplen; music, Franco Mannino ; fully restored and enhanced digital masters.
Performers: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre.
Event: Originally released as a motion picture in 1953
System Details: DVD
Subject Headings: Swindlers and swindling Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Topical Term: Swindlers and swindling
Publisher No: 97012 Diamond Entertainment
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This movie was so godawful terrible it was wonderful. Every character was memorable; put together they made up a hodge-podge of misaligned parts. It is the only Bogart movie I've ever seen that made me laugh all the way through. For me, it had more quotable lines than any Bogart movie 'v ever seen. So see it - but remember, it's all in your expectations

Jul 24, 2014
  • Monolith rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not a film I plan to ever return to. Annoying at times actually. Great cast -- empty content. Lots of bickering -- period.

Oct 28, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Considering the incredible talent involved (Bogart, Huston, Capote), this is something of a disappointment.

Nov 18, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

Apr 26, 2011
  • madishoemake rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This movie was not the best with Humphrey Bogart-yet it still was a good movie. Jennifer Jones plays a wonderfully devilish part (no pun intended), as a sneaky wife. Okay movie-give it four stars.


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Dec 12, 2013
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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