Beat the Devil Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

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.

Release date: Dec 17, 1953
Production Company: American Pop Classics
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Genre: Action & Adventure,Comedy

Beat the Devil Caste and Crew
Director: John Huston
writer: Truman Capote,John Huston
Humphrey Bogart,Jennifer Jones,Gina Lollobrigida,Robert Morley,Peter Lorre,Edward Underdown,Ivor Barnard,Bernard Lee,Marco Tulli,Marion Perroni,Alex Pochet,Aldo Silvani,Giulio Donnini,Al Silvani,Saro Urzì,Juan de Landa,Manuel Serano,Mimo Peli,Mimmo Poli