For anyone who had seen John Huston’s 1953 Beat the Devil, in probably the past 35 years, it wasn’t a pleasant outing.
Purportedly, having fallen into the public domain, it was available in unpleasant 16mm prints, and videos of poor resolution, sound and of unknown origin.
Thanks to the team at Columbia, the film has been restored from the original camera negative and fine grains, and in a version that I’ve never before seen.
Oswald Morris’ gorgeous black & white cinematography once again shines.
Don’t seek a plot, as one may not be there.
Just grab a copy, and have fun.
A treat courtesy of Twilight Time.
Image – 5
Audio – 5
Pass / Fail – Pass
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