We're No Angels (1955)

"We came here to rob them and that's what we're gonna do:  beat their heads in, gouge their eyes out, slash their throats.  Soon as we wash the dishes." 

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, movie nerds! Tonight, in the spirit of the season, we talk about Michael Curtiz's curious gem of a Christmas comedy from 1955, "We're No Angels." We look at the film's story—which certainly has charmed both of us—and how it fits in the holiday film genre, despite being a tale of criminals on the lam. We talk about the history of the studio system and how this comes during its decline. We discuss Michael Curtiz, his place within that system, and what he brought to the history of film. We also chat about the fantastic actors, and give our two cents on adding this to the annual list of Christmas movies worth watching. So put on your ugliest Santa sweater, sit back by the fire (where you're roasting chestnuts, no doubt) and join us with a hot peppermint latte as we delve into this wonderful, and to some extent forgotten, Christmas treat!

We're No Angels
$64.89
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Joan Bennett, Basil Rathbone