Beat the Devil 1953

Director John Huston on top form with a crook film with considerable comedy attachments. Filmed largely on location in Italy, it's the story of an assorted group of characters, all more or less immoral, who are all unscrupulously after the ownership of uranium-bearing land in Africa, and all prepared to slit anybody else's throat to get it! Brilliant direction, polished production and neat performances from Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Jennifer Jones. 1

Books with substantial mentioning of Beat the Devil
David Thomson
Have you seen?, A personal introduction to 1,000 films
New York, 2008

John McCarty
The Films of John Huston
Secaucus, New Jersey, 1987

W. Franklyn Moshier
The Films of Jennifer Jones
San Francisco, 1978

Gerald Pratley
The Cinema of John Huston
South Brunswick and New York - London, 1977

Clifford McCarty
Bogey, The Films of Humphrey Bogart
New York, NY, 1965
Books with an entry on Beat the Devil
Michael F. Keaney
Film Noir Guide, 745 Films of the Classic Era, 1940-1959
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London, 2003

Alan G. Fetrow
Feature Films, 1950 - 1959, a United States Filmography
Jefferson, NC, 1999

Paul Michael, editor in chief. James Robert Parish, associate editor
The American movies reference book, The sound era
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,, 1969

Beat the Devil
United Kingdom / United States / Italy 1953

Directed by

Ivor Barnard
Bernard Lee


Running time:89 minutes
Country:United Kingdom
United States

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