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Director  Michael Curtiz
Initial DVD release  September 27, 2005
Duration  
Country  United States
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Crime, Romance
Music director  Friedrich Hollaender
Language  English French
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Writer  My Three Angels, Samuel and Bella Spewack
Release date  July 7, 1955 (1955-07-07)
Based on  La Cuisine Des Anges 1952 play  by Albert Husson
Cast  Humphrey Bogart (Joseph), Aldo Ray (Albert), Peter Ustinov (Jules), Joan Bennett (Amelie Ducotel), Basil Rathbone (Andre Trochard), John Baer (Paul Trochard)
Similar movies  Mad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, Barbed Wire Dolls, The Maze Runner, Blackhat, The Shawshank Redemption
Tagline  A strangler... A swindler... A safecracker... Yet you'll love them!

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We're No Angels is a 1955 Christmas comedy film starring an ensemble cast of Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Joan Bennett, Basil Rathbone, and Leo G. Carroll. Shot in both VistaVision and Technicolor, the Paramount Studios production was directed by Michael Curtiz, who had directed Bogart in Casablanca when both were under contract to Warner Brothers. It is one of Bogart's rare comedies.

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The screenplay was written by Ranald MacDougall, based on the play My Three Angels by Samuel and Bella Spewack, which itself was based upon the French play La Cuisine Des Anges by Albert Husson. Mary Grant designed the film's costumes.

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Plot

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Three convicts – Joseph, Albert and Jules – escape from prison on Devil's Island just before Christmas and arrive at a nearby French colonial town. They go to a store managed by the Ducotel family, the only one to give supplies on credit. While there, they notice its roof is leaking, and offer to fix it. They do not actually intend to, but decide to remain there until nightfall, when they will steal clothes and supplies and escape on a ship waiting in the harbor. As they wait, they find that the small family of Felix, Amelie, and daughter Isabelle, is in financial distress and offer their services to hide the trio's all-too-sinister ruse. Joseph even gets to work conning people and falsifying records to make the store prosperous. However, the three felons begin to have a change of heart after they fix a delicious Christmas dinner for the Ducotels made mostly of stolen items.

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Tensions heighten after store owner Andre Trochard arrives from Paris with his nephew Paul, the light in Isabelle's eye. The Trochards plan on taking over the store, which they perceive is unprofitable due to its use of credit. It turns out that Paul is betrothed to another woman, to Isabelle's dismay. Before any action can be taken, both men are bitten by Albert's pet viper, Adolphe, and die nearly instantly. Isabelle finds another love, and the family is happy as the convicts finally ready for their postponed escape. However, while waiting on the docks for their boat to arrive, the threesome reconsiders. Judging that the outside world is likely to be worse than that of the prison, they decide to turn themselves back in. As they walk toward it at film's end halos appear over their heads...followed by one above the cage of Adolphe.

Cast

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  • Humphrey Bogart as Joseph
  • Aldo Ray as Albert
  • Peter Ustinov as Jules
  • Joan Bennett as Amelie Ducotel
  • Basil Rathbone as Andre Trochard
  • Leo G. Carroll as Felix Ducotel
  • Gloria Talbott as Isabelle Ducotel
  • John Baer as Paul Trochard
  • Lea Penman as Madame Parole, customer
  • John Smith as Doctor Arnaud
  • Torben Meyer (as Butterfly Man) and Paul Newlan (as Port Captain) are among the uncredited actors.

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    References

    We're No Angels (1955 film) Wikipedia
    Were No Angels (1955 film) IMDb Were No Angels (1955 film) themoviedb.org


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