Beat the Devil
Directed by John Huston. UK. 1953. NR. 1 hour 29 minutes. Sony. Digital.
Sun., October 22, 2017
After years of neglect, John Huston and Truman Capote’s cult collaboration is back on the big screen in a new restoration of its uncensored International cut! Filmed along the Italian coastline, this cult caper follows the antics of a group of oddballs led by Humphrey Bogart who conspire to buy uranium in Africa. Written on the set by Capote, Beat the Devil’s snappy dialogue and anarchic pacing are the result of its frenzied film shoot. This hilarious send-up of hardboiled movies also stars Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Bernard Lee, Robert Morley and Peter Lorre.