Beat the Devil

Beat the Devil

Absurd uranium-seekers meet in Italy and on a boat to Africa.

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Beat the Devil


Comedy drama92 Mins1953

In this John Huston film -- which features an unusual mix of adventure, comedy and crime elements -- Billy (Humphrey Bogart) and Maria Dannreuther (Gina Lollobrigida) are among a number of travelers stranded in Italy en route to Africa. While the Dannreuthers seem like an average couple, they have the same goal as Mrs. Gwendolen Chelm (Jennifer Jones) and some of their other shifty companions -- to lay claim to property that is supposedly rich with uranium.


  • Amusing
  • Campy
  • Engaging