Beat the Devil (1953) John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Action, Adventure, Comedy

Beat the Devil (1953)
A quartet of international crooks – Peterson, O’Hara, Ross and Ravello – is stranded in Italy while their steamer is being repaired. With them are the Dannreuthers. The six are headed for Africa, presumably to sell vacuum cleaners but actually to buy land supposedly loaded with uranium. They are joined by others who apparently have similar designs.

Most of the reviews of 1953’s “Beat the Devil” regard it as a Humphrey Bogart picture. Certainly his company produced it, but it is truly a John Huston film. Huston’s legendary dry wit suffuses the whole enterprise from start to finish. Essentially, a comedy of errors, Huston’s script, co-authored by Truman Capote, also serves up wry social commentary on a range of subjects from social position to the industrial world’s exploitation of Africa, a place near and dear to Huston’s heart. Jennifer Jones’ prophecy that Africa will become an ugly place with “all those holes,” has long since become a reality. A brilliant cast, with Bogie playing his typical world-weary existentialist, spiral avarice and misconception into hilarity; a comic exposition of the proverb, “What a tangled web we weave . . .” Often criticized for being unrealistic, Huston’s and Capote’s comic script has none-to-funny real parallels in the present day debacles of Enron and WorldCom. In “Beat the Devil,” greed and deceit are brilliantly juxtaposed to reveal the ultimate folly of even the most devious criminal enterprise. This is a superior black comedy that plays even better today than it did 63 years ago.

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