Beat The Devil

Beat The Devil
  • 1953
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Huston
  • Written by: James Helvick (novel), John Huston, Truman Capote
  • Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre, Robert Morley, Edward Underdown, Ivor Barnard, Marco Tulli, Bernard Lee, Saro Urzì

Truman Capote had a hand in the scripting of this hugely enjoyable exercise in self-parody, wherein a group of passengers on a ship crossing the Mediterranean plan to buy land known to contain uranium. The film's wry self-reflexivity means lots of fun for genre addicts.

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