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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Terrific Holiday Movie You've Probably Never Heard Of

    We're No Angels was the first "late show" I ever saw, and the start of my love affair with old comedies from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Starring Humphrey Bogart in one of his few comedic roles, it also features Peter Ustinov and Aldo Ray, as the threesome play criminals escaping from Devil's Island. They get caught up in the lives of a kind but inept shopkeeper, his wife, and their daughter during Christmas. Basil Rathbone plays the shopkeeper's nasty-piece-of-work cousin with purposeful scene-chewing; should he get a look at the store's books, his cousin might be out of a job, which the threesome would not like to see, even though they'd initially planned to steal him blind. Add a poisonous viper that Ray's character keeps as a beloved pet in a small case, and the combination is part black humor, part heartwarming comedy.

    Watching We're No Angels is a family tradition in our house during winter break, and this my husband and I invited our daughter to join us...even a jaded 17-year-old enjoyed herself. You and your family will as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2013

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    Since I think Gloria Talbott is adorable, this movie gets my 5 s

    Since I think Gloria Talbott is adorable, this movie gets my 5 stars. Though it doesn't have the intellectual depth of I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, it has her.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    But We're Great Actors!

    This is a great Christmas movie. Actually, you can watch it any time, but during the holidays, its a break from the saccharine shows. The cast is great. (Basil Rathbone is the bad guy.) The dialogue is snappy and it has a happy ending. Adolph the snake steals the show.
    Warning: don't confuse this with the other movie of the same name.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic entertainment from the Golden Age 1930s - 1960s

    A beautiful cast and a holiday story. The era from the thirties to the sixties marked a time when the movie industry collaberated with the church to produce entertainment for the widest audience. God was alive and respected then. The story of three escaped cons with a developing conscience is told with class, humor and hope for the entire family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally on DVD!

    I too have been waiting somewhat impatiently for this film to be released on DVD. This is a geniune gem of a movie - it has humor, heart, great performances, and what every film needs - a helpful pet snake. Anyone expecting similarities to the "remake" will be pleasantly surprised to find out there are virtually none. Give the original a try - you won't be disappointed!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally! A true classic is released on dvd!

    A true comic masterpiece is We're No Angels. Bogart, Ustinov and Ray give sensational portrayals as three escaped convicts from Devil's Island. Their plan to rob and murder the lovable but inept shopkeeper Felix (Carroll)and his family go awry when the Christmas spirit hits them. Fantastic performances as well as some of the slickest script writing to ever hit the big screen promised to entertain. This movie has joined Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life and Scrooged as Christmas staples in our families' homes. Definitely a MUST SEE!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    under-appreciated classic

    It's about time that this movie is available on dvd. This is my favorite Christmas movie! Bogart is perfect and so are Ustinov and Ray. If you haven't seen it your'e in for a treat.

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