We're No Angels

We're No Angels

Humphrey Bogart
Director: Michael Curtiz Cast: Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
, Aldo Ray
Aldo Ray
, Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
Michael Curtiz

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Samuel and Bella Spewack's English adaptation of French playwright Albert Husson's morbidly humorous stage piece My Three Angels was brought to the screen as the heavily laundered but still wickedly funny We're No Angels. The scene is French Guiana, a few days before Christmas. Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov and Aldo Ray play three Devil's Island "lifers" who escape from the infamous prison and hide out amongst the free colonists. In need of clothing and money, the trio makes plans to rob milliner Leo G. Carroll and his family. "We'll cut their throats for a Christmas present," Bogie, a convicted forger, remarks laconically. "That might spoil one's belief in Santa Claus" replies philosophical wife-murderer Ustinov. The three escapees are deflected from their larcenous intent when they grow fond of Carroll, his wife Joan Bennett and their daughter Gloria Talbott. Discovering that Carroll is on the verge of bankruptcy, the convicts offer their services as household help (the sight of Bogie in an apron is worth the admission price in itself). Complications ensue when Carroll's nasty, wealthy cousin Basil Rathbone comes calling to audit the store's books. Not wishing to see the family evicted, the convicts calmly discuss the possibilities of murdering the troublesome Rathbone. They are saved the trouble when Adolphe, the pet poisonous snake owned by Ray, slithers out of its box and accomplishes what the convicts had only contemplated. Adolphe also helps smooth the path of happiness for Carroll's daughter Gloria, who thinks she's in love with Rathbone's duplicitous nephew John Baer. From all reports, the set of We're No Angels was a happy one, a fact reflected in the warm, engaging performances of its stars. The film represented the final screen collaboration between star Humphrey Bogart and director Michael Curtiz.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2017
UPC: 0032429283030
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 2,059

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 Arnaud
George Dee Coachman
Jack Del Rio Gendarme
Louis Mercier Celeste
Torben Meyer Butterfly Man
Paul Newlan Port Captain
Joe Ploski Customs Inspector
Victor Romito Actor

Technical Credits
Michael Curtiz Director
Roland Anderson Art Director
Sam Comer Set Decoration/Design
John R. Coonan Asst. Director
John Cope Sound/Sound Designer
Pat Duggan Producer
Ralph Freed Songwriter
John P. Fulton Special Effects
Mary Grant Costumes/Costume Designer
Grace Gregory Set Decoration/Design
Hugo Grenzbach Sound/Sound Designer
Loyal Griggs Cinematographer
Frederick Hollander Score Composer
Ranald MacDougall Screenwriter
Hal Pereira Art Director
Arthur P. Schmidt Editor
Roger Wagner Songwriter
Wally Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- We're No Angels
1. Chapter 1 [:18]
2. Chapter 2 [3:03]
3. Chapter 3 [7:07]
4. Chapter 4 [:46]
5. Chapter 5 [6:00]
6. Chapter 6 [2:02]
7. Chapter 7 [6:25]
8. Chapter 8 [1:40]
9. Chapter 9 [7:24]
10. Chapter 10 [1:02]
11. Chapter 11 [6:02]
12. Chapter 12 [2:19]
13. Chapter 13 [5:43]
14. Chapter 14 [2:14]
15. Chapter 15 [5:58]
16. Chapter 16 [2:07]
17. Chapter 17 [3:07]
18. Chapter 18 [4:46]
19. Chapter 19 [2:34]
20. Chapter 20 [5:35]
21. Chapter 21 [1:57]
22. Chapter 22 [6:13]
23. Chapter 23 [3:48]
24. Chapter 24 [3:32]
25. Chapter 25 [2:05]
26. Chapter 26 [5:40]
27. Chapter 27 [:12]
28. Chapter 28 [5:57]

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