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Beat the Devil

1953 film by John Huston

Beat the Devil

Released 1953 (69 years, 2 months ago)

About Beat the Devil

Beat the Devil is a 1953 adventure comedy film. The film was directed by John Huston, and starred Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones and Gina Lollobrigida, and featured Robert Morley, Peter Lorre and Bernard Lee. Huston and Truman Capote wrote the screenplay, loosely based upon a novel of the same name by British journalist Claud Cockburn, writing under the pseudonym James Helvick. Huston made the film as a parody of a genre of film. Although often described as a parody of The Maltese Falcon, which Huston directed and in which Bogart and Lorre appeared, this is not the case. Capote said "John [Huston] and I decided to kid the story, to treat it as a parody. Instead of another Maltese Falcon, we turned it into a ... [spoof] on this type of film." The script, written on a day-to-day basis as the film was shot, concerns the adventures of a motley crew of swindlers and ne'er-do-wells trying to claim land rich in uranium deposits in Kenya as they wait in a small Italian port to travel aboard a tramp steamer en route to Mombasa.

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.

Oldest

99 years, 13 days

Youngest

57 years, 1 month, 4 days

Born first

13 June 1887

Died first

30 June 1953

Born last

4 July 1927

Died last

17 December 2009