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Movie Beat the Devil
John Huston directed this movie in 1953
Title Beat the Devil
Year 1953
Director John Huston
Genre Comedy, Adventure, Action
Plot – Some adventurers have planned to seize some uranium deposits in Africa with a scam. Head of the group is Billy Reuter who, as he waits with his wife Maria to embark, meets Harry and Gwendolyn Chelm. Gwendolyn is one of those women with a lively imagination: she immediately falls in love with Billy and flirts with him. The whole group leaves for Africa, but during the crossing quarrels break out between Billy's partners and Harry Chelm who, having discovered their plans, threatens to report them, although Maria Reuter, in love with him, tries to dissuade him. One of the gunmen tries to kill Harry, but is blocked by Billy. To prevent further attacks, Gwendolyn accuses Harry of madness and has him locked in a cabin. However, as the ship is about to sink due to a mechanical failure, Billy and Gwendolyn open Harry's cabin to find it empty: the alleged lunatic has already escaped and left the ship. The survivors arrive in lifeboats in Arabia and, having overcome some difficulties, they are able to return to Italy, where Billy's partners are arrested. A telegram announces to Gwendolyn that Harry is alive: learning the news, Gwendolyn cries, Maria faints and Billy bursts out laughing.
All actors – Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre, Edward Underdown, Ivor Barnard, Marco Tulli, Bernard Lee, Mario Perrone, Giulio Donnini, Saro Urzì, Juan de Landa, Aldo Silvani, , Dave Crowley, Julie Gibson, Alex Pochet, Mimmo Poli, Peter Sellers, Manuel Serrano
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