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Beat the Devil [Collector's Edition] [DVD] [1953]

  • SKU: 4269071
  • Release Date: 06/22/1999
  • Rating: R
Humphrey Bogart stars as one of five disreputable adventurers who are trying to get uranium out of East Africa. Bogart's associates include pompous fraud Robert Morley, and Peter Lorre as the German-accented "O'Hara", whose wartime record is forever a source of speculation and suspicion. Becoming involved in Bogart's machinations are a prim British married couple (Edward Underdown and blonde-wigged Jennifer Jones). As a climax to their many misadventures and double-crosses, the uranium seekers end up facing extermination by an Arab firing squad. The satirical nature of Beat the Devil eluded many moviegoers in 1953, and the film was a failure. The fact that the picture attained cult status in lesser years failed to impress its star Humphrey Bogart, who could only remember that he lost a considerable chunk of his own money when he became involved in the project.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Digitally remastered
    • Humphrey Bogart Biography

    Synopsis


    Beat the Devil
    Humphrey Bogart stars as one of five disreputable adventurers who are trying to get uranium out of East Africa. Bogart's associates include pompous fraud Robert Morley, and Peter Lorre as the German-accented "O'Hara", whose wartime record is forever a source of speculation and suspicion. Becoming involved in Bogart's machinations are a prim British married couple (Edward Underdown and blonde-wigged Jennifer Jones). As a climax to their many misadventures and double-crosses, the uranium seekers end up facing extermination by an Arab firing squad. The satirical nature of Beat the Devil eluded many moviegoers in 1953, and the film was a failure. The fact that the picture attained cult status in lesser years failed to impress its star Humphrey Bogart, who could only remember that he lost a considerable chunk of his own money when he became involved in the project. Peter Viernick worked on the script on an uncredited basis. Beat the Devil eventually fell into public domain, leading to numerous inferior editions by second and third-tiered labels. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Humphrey Bogart
      Humphrey Bogart - Billy Dannreuther
    • Jennifer Jones
      Jennifer Jones - Gwendolyn Chelm
    • Gina Lollobrigida
      Gina Lollobrigida - Maria Dannreuther
    • Robert Morley
      Robert Morley - Peterson
    • Peter Lorre
      Peter Lorre - O'Hara



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    Rating 3.3 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good copy of a public domain Bogart title

      Posted
      Popcorn244
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      Must have for the serious Bogart collector. This BD-R is a vast improve in picture quality over previous DVD versions.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      I expected better from Bogart.

      Posted
      Mike
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      A pretty good movie but I expected better from Bogart and Lorrie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Audio replay.

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      Mike
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      The movie is ok but the audio plays mono only, no stereo.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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