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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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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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$1,685,000 (estimated)
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Was "remade" in 1989 with Robert De Niro and Sean Penn. The two movies only share some common themes. See more »

Goofs

After Jules makes Paul to enter in the Uncle Andre's bedroom, he takes the gramophone amplifier and makes a sound with it to announce to his friends that the body will be found, then puts it on the table upside down. Later in the film, the gramophone appears perfectly tidied. See more »

Quotes

Joseph: [Referring to the Ducotels] People like that - how can you cut their throats?
Albert: [Dryly] It isn't easy.
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Version of Trasiga änglar (1962) See more »

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Ma France Bien-Aimee
Music by G. Martini
Lyrics by Roger Wagner
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Great dialogue, great cast, great movie
11 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Never let it be said that Bogart could only play hard-boiled detectives in film noir. He had a great comedic talent, and it's evident in this film. This is a very funny movie; not hilarious, but funny as well as charming. Though the plot gets a little far-fetched, particularly towards the end, the dialogue is great and the acting superb. It's set at Christmas too, so you can add it to your list of holiday movies.


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