Beat the devil

United Kingdom, 1953

Film
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The story of a motley group of swindlers travelling on an Africa-bound tramp steamer. The plot unfolds to reveal a web of double crossing and deception as each attempts to get their hands on a fortune in uranium deposits. Starring Gina Lollobrigida and Humphrey Bogart. Written by Truman Capote and John Huston from a novel by James Helvick.

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Credits

production company

Romulus Films

Santana

producer

Jack Clayton

director

John Huston

Duration

01:40:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1953

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302284

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Swindlers and swindling

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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