Beat the Devil
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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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If Beat the Devil puzzled audiences on its first release, it has charmed them since."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"An all-star home movie."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"he film ranges from the diffident to the grotesque, with Huston selecting his lenses to make the performers look as freakish as possible."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Perhaps the oddest film Humphrey Bogart ever made."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It looks like it's going to be a riot, but turns out almost laugh free."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"You have to wonder what Capote and John Huston were thinking in trying to make a satire that didn't have any actual jokes."
‑ Christopher Null,
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