My Three Angels

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My Three Angels
Written by Samuel and Bella Spewack
Place premiered Morosco Theatre, Broadway

My Three Angels is a comedy play by Samuel and Bella Spewack. The show is based on the French play La Cuisine Des Anges by Albert Husson, and is their only play that is regularly performed in repertory theater. The production opened on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre on March 11, 1953, and closed on January 2, 1954 after 344 performances.

The play is set in French Guiana around the turn of the 20th century, showing the interaction between three prisoners and a family of French colonists.

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Films[edit]

The 1955 movie We're No Angels was based upon My Three Angels. The original play is fairly similar to the film, but the main difference is that in the play the three prisoners are not escapees, they are legally on leave from the prison, helping the colonists with repairs.

The 1989 movie We're No Angels, starring Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, and Demi Moore uses elements of the core story as well. So does the 1993 movie Ore-tachi wa tenshi janai 俺達は天使じゃない by Takashi Miike, starring Ren Ōsugi, Junji Inagawa and Makiko Kuno.

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