We're No Angels

directed by Michael Curtiz
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1955
Date Added:01/17/2015
Date Watched:01/17/2015
Description:Three criminals, Joseph (Humphrey Bogart) and embezzler, Jules (Peter Ustinov) a thief and Albert (Aldo Ray) a murderer, escape from the prison on Devil's Island. They enter a shop in the town, planning on robbing it. But then they get to know the family, Felix (Leo G. Carroll) the father, Amelie (Joan Bennett) and Isabelle, their daughter. They get to liking them and start helping around the shop and house, making sales, fixing the roof, cooking and serving Christmas dinner. Then rich Uncle Andre (Basil Rathbone) shows up. He owns the shop and plans to kick the family out because it's not making enough money to suit him. His nephew Paul is with him. Isabelle loves him, but he only has eyes for his Uncle's fortune. The three crooks want to help, so they say nothing when Andre picks up the box containing Albert's pet viper. His is bitten and dies, and then Paul turns out to be every bit as evil. But no worries. The viper is on the loose and soon kills him too. That leaves Andre's fortune to Felix. As a last favor the family, the men hook Isabelle up with a handsome ship's officer. Then they decide that prison is less stressful than freedom and decide to go back.
My Rating:9

Reviews for We're No Angels

Review - We're No Angels

This movie is hilarious in a droll, understated sort of way. The three convict characters are great. (I've never liked Peter Ustinov in anything before but he was great here.) The supporting characters all played their parts well too. The whole thing is a farce originally written as a play.
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