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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.

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

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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8 September 1955 (Argentina)  »

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Angels' Cooking  »

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Budget:

$1,685,000 (estimated)

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$3,000,000, 31 December 1955
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(Western Electric Recording)

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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

Amelie Ducotel: It's you?
Joseph: How could I be anybody else?
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Connections

Referenced in Martha, Ruth & Edie (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Sentimental Moments
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Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Performed by Joan Bennett
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Top notch comedy
9 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

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.


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