IMDb > We're No Angels (1955)
We're No Angels
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

We're No Angels (1955) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 9 | slideshow) Videos
We're No Angels -- In Christmas, three prisoners - Joseph, Albert and Jules - escape from the Devil's Island to a small coastal town in France. They decide to rob a store to get some money and clothes and travel by ship to another place


User Rating:
7.5/10   5,617 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 44% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for We're No Angels on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
8 September 1955 (Argentina) See more »
A strangler... A swindler... A safecracker... Yet you'll love them!
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
The Comancheros 50th Anniversary Digibook Bluray
 (From Twitch. 20 July 2011, 8:32 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Top notch comedy See more (57 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Humphrey Bogart ... Joseph

Aldo Ray ... Albert

Peter Ustinov ... Jules

Joan Bennett ... Amelie Ducotel

Basil Rathbone ... Andre Trochard

Leo G. Carroll ... Felix Ducotel
John Baer ... Paul Trochard
Gloria Talbott ... Isabelle Ducotel
Lea Penman ... Mme. Parole
John Smith ... Medical Officer Arnaud
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Dee ... Coachman (uncredited)
Jack Del Rio ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Ross Gould ... Foreman (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... Celeste (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Butterfly Man (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Port Captain (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Victor Romito ... Gendarme (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Curtiz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Albert Husson  play "La cuisine des anges"
Ranald MacDougall 

Produced by
Pat Duggan .... producer
Original Music by
Friedrich Hollaender  (as Frederick Hollander)
Cinematography by
Loyal Griggs 
Film Editing by
Arthur P. Schmidt  (as Arthur Schmidt)
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
Hal Pereira 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Grace Gregory 
Costume Design by
Mary Grant 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John R. Coonan .... assistant director (as John Coonan)
Art Department
Dorothea Holt .... illustrator (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound recordist
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Norman Stuart .... assistant dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Music Department
Van Cleave .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Crew verified as complete

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
106 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

Was "remade" in 1989 with Robert De Niro and Sean Penn. The two movies only share some common themes.See more »
Errors in geography: 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 »
Albert:If crime showed on a man's face, there wouldn't be any mirrors.See more »
Sentimental MomentsSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
20 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Top notch comedy, 9 April 2002
Author: oftenwrong from Calif., USA

This is one of the best comedies ever and one of my all-time favorites. I must have seen it a dozen or more times. The cast is perfect and Bogart shows he has a great talent for comedy. Rathbone plays the deliciously evil antagonist Cousin Andre, perfect in his role as the villain you love to hate which he pulls off with his usual deadpan style (has he ever played the good guy in any role?) Ustinov and Ray are perfect sidekicks for Bogart, their comedic style completely complements his. Carroll is perfect as the bumbling husband of the shop the convicts descend upon, initially planning on robbing him. I found the movie had all the necessary elements for a great side-splitting comedy along with some tender moments to show a contrast in the characters involved. I rate this one a nine of ten.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (57 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for We're No Angels (1955)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Favorite line oldgirl
Possibly the most adorable movie I have ever seen bono_212
Great Holiday Movie! jkinoz
Soundtrack franticat
Endlich als deutsche DVD karokorn
See more »

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.