Detective Guy Johnson's client, Willie Heywood is framed for murder and while Guy hides him so he can catch the real killer, both of them are nabbed by the police, tried, convicted and ... See full summary »
W.S. Van Dyke
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An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife seeking to start her life over after her husband's murder and who is also pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.
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
The movie supposedly plays ON Devil's Island (it's superimposed in the establishing shot at the very beginning) and Ducotel's general store is located in Cayenne (it's mentioned several times), the capital of French Guiana. However, Devil's Island exclusively was a penal colony with no civilian settlement, and Cayenne lies on the mainland coast, approximately 50 miles east of Kourou, the closest mainland town to Devil's Island. See more »
[Joseph brings Andre a spiny pineapple on a plate to eat with no utensils]
Knife! Fork! How am I supposed to eat that?
You eat it like an apple.
[Joseph gives him a look like this is common knowledge]
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"We're No Angels" is certainly a relief from the mindless comedies of modern times. This 1955 masterpiece is well-written, hilarious, and totally clean. Certainly a welcome change of pace from today's reliance on sex and bodily functions for jokes. "We're No Angels" has few weak points, but they are easily overlooked by the witty dialogue, the strong screen presences of the actors, and by the situations themselves.
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