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We're No Angels (1955)

Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the house of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Albert Husson (play), Ranald MacDougall
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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
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Storyline

At Christmas, three prisoners, Joseph (Humphrey Bogart), Albert (Aldo Ray), and Jules (Sir Peter Ustinov) 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. André Trochard (Basil Rathbone), the selfish and mean owner of the establishment, exploits the Ducotel family. 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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Trivia

Basil Rathbone's first feature film since 1946's "Dressed to Kill," the last of the 14 Sherlock Holmes films he made with Nigel Bruce. See more »

Goofs

When Albert carries the tar paper out on the roof he is seen putting it down twice. See more »

Quotes

Jules: [handsome young doctor enters the store, and is spotted by the three convicts] It's predestiny, that's what it is.
Albert: Nah, it's that fellow from the boat.
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Connections

Referenced in Bogart: The Untold Story (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Sentimental Moments
(uncredited)
Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Performed by Joan Bennett
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A film with charm to spare
31 May 1999 | by bat-5See all my reviews

I stumbled upon We're No Angels one night on AMC. I found that I couldn't leave the TV. I enjoyed the three likeable convicts and discovered that Humphrey Bogart has a knack for light comedy. Peter Ustinov is very deadpan and as a result, some of the best lines come from his character. Aldo Ray is the sweet dumb guy with a heart of gold and a rather dangerous pet. Basil Rathbone is great as the guy you love to hate. A great cast, a good script and good direction by Michael Curtiz makes this a classic.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

8 September 1955 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Angels' Cooking See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,685,000 (estimated)
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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