Beat the Devil

Beat the Devil

89 mins | Drama, Crime, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance | Nov. 24, 1953

The script, which was written on a day-to-day basis as the film was being shot, concerns the adventures of a motley crew of swindlers and ne'er-do-wells trying to lay claim to land rich in uranium deposits in Kenya as they wait in a small Italian port to travel aboard an ill-fated tramp steamer en route to Mombasa.

Beat the Devil

89 mins | Drama, Crime, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance | Nov. 24, 1953

Beat the Devil
The script, which was written on a day-to-day basis as the film was being shot, concerns the adventures of a motley crew of swindlers and ne'er-do-wells trying to lay claim to land rich in uranium deposits in Kenya as they wait in a small Italian port to travel aboard an ill-fated tramp steamer en route to Mombasa.
IMDb rating 6.5
Producers Santana Pictures Corporation, Romulus Films, Rizzoli-Haggiag
Original title Beat the Devil
Directors John Huston, Angela Allen, John Arnold, Robert Sterne, Jeanie Sims
Writers Truman Capote, John Huston, Claud Cockburn

Cast

Humphrey Bogart

as Billy Dannreuther

Jennifer Jones

as Mrs. Gwendolen Chelm

Gina Lollobrigida

as Maria Dannreuther

Robert Morley

as Peterson

Peter Lorre

as Julius O'Hara

Edward Underdown

as Harry Chelm

Ivor Barnard

as Maj. Jack Ross

Marco Tulli

as Ravello

Bernard Lee

as Insp. Jack Clayton

Mario Perrone

as Purser on SS Nyanga

Giulio Donnini

as Administrator

Saro Urzì

as Captain of SS Nyanga

Juan de Landa

as Hispano-Suiza Driver

Aldo Silvani

as Charles - Restaurant Manager

Dave Crowley

as (uncredited)

Julie Gibson

as (uncredited)

Mimmo Poli

as Barman (uncredited)

Peter Sellers

as Billy Dannreuther (voice) (uncredited)