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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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Angels' Cooking  »

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$1,685,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Jules: Tell him there's a deadly poisonous snake inside of the cage. Tell him.
Joseph: [Joseph eaves the room. Re-enters a few seconds later]
Jules: You didn't tell him?
Joseph: [after a pause] He knows already.
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Sentimental Moments
Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Performed by Joan Bennett
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A wonderful and unconventional Christmas movie!
21 June 2001 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful, if unconventional, Christmas movie, although it is great fun to watch at any time of the year. As the three convicts, Bogart, Ustinov, and Aldo Ray have wonderful chemistry and camaraderi. Their portrayals are delightful, and are made stronger by the dialogue, which is first rate. Leo G. Carrol and Joan Bennet are touching as married couple, and Basil Rathbone has a delicious turn as the thoroughly unscrupulous and black-hearted cousin Andre. It is on my "Christmas Movies" shelf and we watch it every December without fail.


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