We're No Angels

We're No Angels

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DVD - 2017
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A jaunty excursion about three convicts who are plotting their escape from Devil's Island. Fate intervenes when they hide out with kindly but inept Felix and his family. Based on a play by Albert Husson.

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The second best Christmas movie ever. Three convicts escape from Devil's Island, not to mention the cobra. They decide to rob a French family, but then stay to help them out instead. Black humor and cynicism abound. Favorite line, by the underrated Aldo Ray: "You scare me." Basil Rathbone shines, and Ustinov is always great. Remade in 1989 with De Niro.

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akirakato
Jul 06, 2018

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This DVD has been badly damaged.
I can't start the movie.

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ManMachine
Jun 14, 2018

Meet the 3 Stooges.... Oops!... I mean, the 3 convicts of 1955's "We're No Angels" - That's Curly (Aldo Ray), Larry (Peter Ustinov), and Moe (Humphrey Bogart).

Set in the year 1895 (seriously) - "We're No Angels" has these 3 stooges.... I mean, convicts (who are plotting their escape from Devil's Island) literally parading around town in their prison garb for everyone to see. Like - Duh!

Containing dialogue that was loaded with the most callous cynicism imaginable - I thought that of the 3 actors playing the lead roles - It was, undoubtedly, Bogart who was the most painfully annoying one when it came to trying to be funny.

Like - Believe me - His performance was absolutely cringe-worthy.

Anyway - The only character in "We're No Angels" who won his stars for comic effect was, of course, Adolph, the snake.

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lindy919
Apr 07, 2018

Billed as a comedy, this is both terribly unfunny and painfully boring.

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lukasevansherman
Jul 18, 2016

Light, charming 1955 comedy about escaped cons on Devil's Island who help out a family of shopkeepers. Yeah, don't think hard about the plausibility of the story and enjoy the performances of Humphrey Bogart (who does nicely in a comic role), Peter Ustinov, and Aldo Ray as the convicts. Basil Rathbone, Leo G. Caroll, and Joan Bennett co-star. Directed by Michael Curtiz, who worked with Bogart on "Casablanca." Sort of remade in 1989 with Robert De Niro and Sean Penn.

7duffy May 29, 2015

Nice movie ... almost "Disney-esque'. Bogie carries the film, but he is ably supported by Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Leo G. Carroll & Basil Rathbone as his foil. Not Bogie's best, but that is pretty high standard. Still an amusing picture to watch with the family.

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tenet
Mar 28, 2015

Rated 10/10.

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chessiesmom
Dec 27, 2014

What a great surprise. Didn't know it was a Christmas movie. Fun to see Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and Peter Ustinov in a comedy. It's a musical ?? The three even sing a song in it.

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AnnihilatorX
Dec 25, 2014

fugitives from justice? WHAT EXACTLY DID THEY DO?

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