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We're No Angels (1955)

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.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Albert Husson (play), Ranald MacDougall
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Five patriotic convicts are helped to escape imprisonment in Devil's Island so they can fight for occupied Free French forces against the Nazis.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Michèle Morgan
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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, 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 Trochard, 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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Taglines:

A strangler... A swindler... A safecracker... Yet you'll love them!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

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)

Gross USA:

$3,000,000, 31 December 1955
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Aldo Ray plays a harmonica without using his hands upon entering the store, the music which is played would be impossible to play without hands and with a standard harmonica, not a chromatic one. 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

Felix Ducotel: Don't misunderstand me. It's true that I never liked my cousin, only because he was not likable. He had a number of good points, I'm sure. I just can't think of any.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Ma France Bien-Aimee
(uncredited)
Music by Giovanni Martini
Lyrics by Roger Wagner
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Fun with the Marx Stooges
11 June 1999 | by mermattSee all my reviews

The film combines the witty nuttiness of Marx Brothers humor with some of the slapstick style of the Three Stooges and comes up as a wonderful comedy.

The whole cast is great, but Bogart is the real star in every respect. He shows that he is really a grand comedian. Rathbone is appropriately evil and nasty as the villain.

Don't confuse this movie with the other one of the same title. This one delivers real comedy.


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