Beat the Devil

Beat the Devil

DVD - 2009
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When a steamer needs to be repaired, six people are stranded en route to Africa where they are secretly trying to buy land with uranium deposits.

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MoonlightRodeo
Nov 30, 2020

In an interview, John Huston said that he and Truman Capote wrote the script day-by-day as the film was being made, and it shows. The story gets a little sketchy at points, and is challenging to follow at times. Nevertheless, with a great director and a stellar cast (not to mention the beautiful locale of Italy), it's well worth watching at least once.

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ztmf1848
Oct 02, 2019

This is a comedy with a very quirky sense of humour. You will be bored if you don't share that humour, but if you do, you'll love this movie and want to see it over and over (like I do).

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wmarshalj
May 28, 2017

The good news is that this awful, star-filled, and unintentionally funny film has been restored to its original cut in 2016 and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray.
Meanwhile, don't bother watching this awful public domain DVD from American Pop Classics. It's been copied from a video transfer imprinted with the 'Film Chest' logo in color. At times the 'Film Chest' logo appears imprinted on Gina Lollobrigida's chest--an unintentionally funny special effect.

7duffy Aug 27, 2014

Loved it. Movie makes fun of film noir. Peter Lorre steals the show.

hlbones Jul 26, 2014

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

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Monolith
Jul 24, 2014

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

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lukasevansherman
Oct 28, 2013

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

aaa5756 Nov 18, 2012

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

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madishoemake
Apr 26, 2011

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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