A delightful, light-hearted movie with Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, and Peter Ustinov as three criminals who've just escaped from Devil's Island. They plan to rob a local store of clothing and money to escape by boat but end up as roofers for the store manager (Leo G. Carroll). While on the roof they learn of the family goings-on and decide to help. Basil Rathbone is wonderfully nasty as the cousin who owns the store and is planning to fire Carroll - whose daughter is in love with Rathbone's nephew who is turning into a miniature version of Rathbone. And don't forget Ray's poisonous pet snake, a death in the family (execution? murder?), a forged will, and the police roaming the island for the escaped three. Who knew Bogart and Ray could do comedy? Especially since we're used to seeing Aldo Ray as a nasty who should get it in the end. A fun film for the entire family. -- recommended by Charlotte K. - Bennett Martin Public Library
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