Beat the Devil

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Beat the Devil

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Beat the Devil

Release Date: November 24, 1953

Year    :   1953
Slogan    :   «They’re Out To Beat the Devil At His Own Game!»
Genres    :   Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Rizzoli-Haggiag, Romulus Films, Santana Pictures Corporation
Director    :   John Huston
Producers    :   Humphrey Bogart, Angelo Rizzoli, John Huston, John Woolf, Jack Clayton, James H. Ware, Bill Kirby
Writers    :   Truman Capote, John Huston, Claud Cockburn
RunTime    :   89 mins.
Budget    :   1000000

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.

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