9 8×10 black and white production stills from Beat The Devil
Beat the Devil is a 1953 adventure comedy film. The film was directed by John Huston, and starred Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones and Gina Lollobrigida, and featured Robert Morley, Peter Lorre and Bernard Lee. Huston and Truman Capote wrote the screenplay, loosely based upon a novel of the same name by British journalist Claud Cockburn, writing under the pseudonym James Helvick. Huston made the film as a parody of a genre of film. Although often described as a parody of The Maltese Falcon, which Huston directed and in which Bogart and Lorre appeared, this is not the case. Capote said, “John [Huston] and I decided to kid the story, to treat it as a parody. Instead of another Maltese Falcon, we turned it into a … [spoof] on this type of film.”
These Museum quality items are part of the Shoot That Tiger Studio Archive.
They were likely in archive for a potential re-release of a book or film on VHS or DVD and would have been used for cover and internal artwork.
Part of that archive is now available to buy.
With a hand-signed letter from the Art Studio Owner