Film Noir Matinee Series

Tenley-Friendship Library

Film Noir Matinee Series

'Beat the Devil,' 1953

Beat the Devil Movie PosterThis parody of John Huston’s classic 1941 film noir, The Maltese Falcon, follows the exploits of a group of swindlers and petty criminals in Italy as they await passage to the uranium fields of Kenya.

Join other noir enthusiasts for the film and discussion on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. as we discuss the film’s relationship to earlier “serious” noir films. Is it a quest picture, a parody, camp or noir?

Starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Robert Morley, and Jennifer Jones.

Black and White film – Unrated. 89 minutes.