Beat the Devil (1953)


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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/03/2024, 15:45

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Italian title: Il tesoro dell'Africa

Director

John Huston

Storyline

A group of international crooks are stranded in Italy awaiting their ship being repaired so they can travel to Africa where they plan to buy land rich in uranium, however all does not go according to plan.

Cast

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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/03/2024, 16:08

Cast

Actors credited in the English version in credit order, which I believe are the same as all international credits.

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Humphrey Bogart
as Billy Dannreuther

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Jennifer Jones
as Gwendolen Chelm

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Gina Lollobrigida
as Maria Dannreuther

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Robert Morley
as Peterson

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Peter Lorre
as Julius O'Hara

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Edward Underdown
as Harry Chelm

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Ivor Barnard
as Major Jack Ross

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Marco Tulli
as Ravello

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Bernard Lee
as Inspector Jack Clayton

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Mario Perrone
as Purser on the SS Nyanga

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Giulio Donnini
as Ahmed

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Saro Urzì
as Captain of the SS Nyanga

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Juan de Landa
as The Driver

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Aldo Silvani
as Charles

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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/03/2024, 16:12

Uncredited actors A-Z

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Siva Fazi
as Cafe customer

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Mimmo Poli
as Barman
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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/03/2024, 16:28

Unidentified actors

Uncredited actors listed by other sources, but not identified
  • Dave Crowley - IMDb
  • Julie Gibson - IMDb. The only unidentified women in the film are cafe customers or bus passengers, none seen too clearly, so if she appears she must presumably be one of those.
  • Gianni Latini - Cineguida
  • Alex Pochet - IMDb as Hotel manager. I have no idea who this role refers to. As far as I could find the only member of any hotel staff you see is the porter in image 8.
  • Peter Sellers - IMDb as the voice of Billy Dannreuther. Sellers reportedly dubbed some of Humphrey Bogart's dialogue after he was involved in a car accident while filming. Sellers does not appear.
  • Manuel Serrano - IMDb as Ahmed. This is the role played by Giulio Donnini, so is presumably a misidentification - borne out by the only images of Serrano on his IMDb page actually being images of Donnini from this film.
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Post by Johan Melle » 26/03/2024, 17:38

The woman on the far left in pics 5 & 6 is Siva Fazi.

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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/03/2024, 17:57

Johan Melle wrote:
26/03/2024, 17:38
The woman on the far left in pics 5 & 6 is Siva Fazi.
Added, thank you, thereby doubling our total of uncredited actors :)

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Post by PeplumParadise » 26/03/2024, 18:01

Gianni Latini could maybe be the arab collecting passports in 26, who is maybe the same arab as the one in 23

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