BEAT THE DEVIL is a whimsical parody of THE MALTESE FALCON and other 1940's detective movies in which Bogart so often starred (and John Huston directed). The film tells of the exploits of a group of travelers on a steamboat, each of whom hope to carry off a huge swindle in the uranium fields of Northern Africa. While not a commercial success upon its release, the film has come to define the genre of spy movie spoofs.
Release Date: 11 July 2005
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Running Time: 89 minutes
Production Year: 1953
Main Language: English