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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 »
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  (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
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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 »
Continuity: After Isabelle sets the table for Christmas dinner, the dinner plates change positions.See more »
Amelie Ducotel:[Speaking of their daughter] Look! Every page of her diary... how much she loves him!
Felix Ducotel:[Befuddled] Hmmm? What? You - you - you read her private thoughts?
Amelie Ducotel:Why do you think I gave her the diary?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Bogart: The Untold Story (1996) (TV)See more »
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41 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful and unconventional Christmas movie!, 21 June 2001
Author: NativeTexan from Georgia

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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