04 Aug Beat The Devil
In this sly satire on British imperialist pretensions, Billy Dannreuther receives a confidential tip regarding uranium mines in Kenya. He devises a scheme to buy up the land as cheaply as possible, but his corrupt plans are temporarily stalled by a transportation problem. While Dannreuther and his wife Maria wait in Italy for repairs to be made to the steamer headed for Africa, they are joined by other adventurers who also have their eyes on the valuable property: the young, upper-class Englishman Harry Chelm, his neglected wife Gwendolen, and a quartet of international crooks consisting of Peterson, Julius O’Hara, Ravello, and Major Jack Ross. They’re all terrified of being discovered, especially since one of them is a hired killer on the run!