Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the home of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.

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At Christmas, three prisoners - Joseph, Albert and Jules - escape from Devil Island to a French small coastal town. They decide to rob a store, to get some money and clothes and travel by ship to another place. They pretend to be there to fix the roof, but pretty soon they realize that the financial condition of the family Ducotel is not good. Andre Tochard, the selfish and mean owner of the establishment, exploits the family Ducotel. The three convicts spend Christmas night with the Ducotels and are so well treated by the family that they decide to help them. Their pet will help them to fix the situation. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A strangler... A swindler... A safecracker... Yet you'll love them!

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8 September 1955 (Argentina)  »

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Angels' Cooking  »

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$1,685,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

When Aldo Ray plays a harmonica without using his hands upon entering the store, the music which is played would be impossible to play without hands and with a standard harmonica, not a chromatic one. See more »

Goofs

When Andre is talking to Felix and Joseph, his left arm is stretched. In the next shot it is folded and leant on his hip. See more »

Quotes

[Joseph brings Andre a spiny pineapple on a plate to eat with no utensils]
Andre Trochard: Knife! Fork! How am I supposed to eat that?
Joseph: [matter-of-factly] You eat it like an apple.
[Joseph gives him a look like this is common knowledge]
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Referenced in 'White Christmas': A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney (2000) See more »

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Sentimental Moments
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Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Performed by Joan Bennett
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Fun with the Marx Stooges
11 June 1999 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

The film combines the witty nuttiness of Marx Brothers humor with some of the slapstick style of the Three Stooges and comes up as a wonderful comedy.

The whole cast is great, but Bogart is the real star in every respect. He shows that he is really a grand comedian. Rathbone is appropriately evil and nasty as the villain.

Don't confuse this movie with the other one of the same title. This one delivers real comedy.


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