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Beat the Devil

They’re Out To Beat the Devil At His Own Game!
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DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 9, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Reel Vault
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 2,879
Rating: 2.5/5 -- You have to wonder what Capote and John Huston were thinking in trying to make a satire that didn't have any actual jokes.
Filmcritic.com
Sep 27, 2002
An informal comedy that is at times critical, entertaining, and even discursive. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 16, 2019
Their production is sheer picaresque adventure, which darts from point to point as their fancy takes it -- and sparkles with mordant humor. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Apr 1, 2019
Rating: 4/4 -- If Beat the Devil puzzled audiences on its first release, it has charmed them since. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Feb 13, 2001
It operates under the assumption that everyone in it is drunk, lusty, a little crooked, and a little crazy, and once you tune in to their wavelength, it's fun to just hang out with them for an hour and a half. Full Review
Flavorwire
Feb 17, 2017
Rating: C+ -- It looks like it's going to be a riot, but turns out almost laugh free. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Aug 23, 2009
A clever if confusing spoof of the genre pictures [John] Huston had made in a more serious manner in previous years Full Review
Film Journal International
Feb 16, 2017

Product Description:

John Huston and Truman Capote co-wrote the screenplay while working on location. A whimsical parody of The Maltese Falcon and other 1940's detective movies in which Bogart so often starred (and Huston directed).Tells of the exploits of a group of travelers on a steamboat who each hopes to carry off a huge swindle in the uranium fields of Northern Africa. While not a commercial success upon its release, the film has come to define the genre of spy movie spoofs.
Also includes a biographical documentary, HUMPHREY BOGART ON FILM, presented by Tony Curtis.

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  • Sales Rank: 34,348
  • UPC: 644827305520
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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