Humphrey Bogart

  • Lloyd Bacon – Racket Busters (1938)

    1931-1940CrimeDramaLloyd BaconUSA
    Racket Busters (1938)
    Racket Busters (1938)

    Manhattan gangster Pete Martin enters the trucking business in an effort to control the produce market. When he catches popular trucker Danny Jordan robbing the gang’s office to provide for his pregnant wife Nora, Martin forces Jordan to join him. As the other truckers come around Martin appears to have wonRead More »

  • Raoul Walsh – They Drive by Night (1940)

    1931-1940DramaFilm NoirRaoul WalshUSA

    PLOT: Joe and Paul Fabrini are Wildcat, or independent, truck drivers who have their own small one-truck business. The Fabrini boys constantly battle distributors, rivals and loan collectors, while trying to make a success of their transport company.Read More »

  • Michael Curtiz – We’re No Angels (1955)

    Michael Curtiz1951-1960ClassicsComedyUSA

    At Christmas, three prisoners – Joseph, Albert and Jules – escape from Devil Island to a French small coastal town. They decide to rob a store, to get some money and clothes and travel by ship to another place. They pretend to be there to fix the roof, but pretty soon they realize that the financial condition of the family Ducotel is not good. Andre Trochard, the selfish and mean owner of the establishment, exploits the family Ducotel. The three convicts spend Christmas night with the Ducotels and are so well treated by the family that they decide to help them. Their pet will help them to fix the situation.Read More »

  • John Huston – Beat the Devil (1953)

    1951-1960AdventureComedyJohn HustonUnited Kingdom

    Humphrey Bogart stars as one of five disreputable adventurers who are trying to get uranium out of East Africa. Bogart’s associates include pompous fraud Robert Morley, and Peter Lorre as the German-accented “O’Hara”, whose wartime record is forever a source of speculation and suspicion. Becoming involved in Bogart’s machinations are a prim British married couple (Edward Underdown and blonde-wigged Jennifer Jones). As a climax to their many misadventures and double-crosses, the uranium seekers end up facing extermination by an Arab firing squad. The satirical nature of Beat the Devil eluded many moviegoers in 1953, and the film was a failure. The fact that the picture attained cult status in lesser years failed to impress its star Humphrey Bogart, who could only remember that he lost a considerable chunk of his own money when he became involved in the project. Peter Viernick worked on the script on an uncredited basis. Beat the Devil eventually fell into public domain, leading to numerous inferior editions by second and third-tiered labels.Read More »

  • Anatole Litvak – The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

    1931-1940Anatole LitvakCrimeDramaUSA

    Plot:
    A wealthy society doctor decides to research the medical aspects of criminal behaviour by becoming one himself. He joins a gang of thieves and proceeds to wrest leadership of the gang away from it’s extremely resentful leader.Read More »

  • David Butler – Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

    1941-1950ComedyDavid ButlerMusicalUSA

    Synopsis:
    Eddie Cantor insists upon being chairman of the Cavalcade of Stars benefit show, in return for the use of his vocalist, Dinah Shore. Cantor disrupts the producers’ plans with his own egocentric ideas. When they discover a talented bus driver named Joe Simpson, who can’t get an acting job because he too closely resembles Eddie Cantor, a scheme is hatched to put the show back on track.Read More »

  • Raoul Walsh – High Sierra (1941)

    1941-1950250 Quintessential Film NoirsDramaFilm NoirRaoul WalshUSA

    Roy ‘Mad Dog’ Earle is broken out of prison by an old associate who wants him to help with an upcoming robbery. When the robbery goes wrong and a man is shot and killed Earle is forced to go on the run, and with the police and an angry press hot on his tail he eventually takes refuge among the peaks of the Sierra Nevadas, where a tense siege ensues. But will the Police make him regret the attachments he formed with two women during the brief planning of the robbery.Read More »

  • Zoltan Korda – Sahara (1943)

    USA1941-1950ActionWarZoltan Korda

    Synopsis:
    Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall of Tobruk. Tambul, the Sudanese leads them to an abandoned desert fortress where they hope to find water. Soon a detachment of German soldiers arrives and attempts to barter food for water, but Gunn and his followers refuse. When the Germans attack, Gunn leads his desert-weary men in a desperate battle, hoping that British reinforcements can arrive in time.Read More »

  • Stuart Heisler – Chain Lightning (1950)

    Drama1941-1950ActionStuart HeislerUSA

    Synopsis:
    Former World War II flying ace Matt Brennan (Humphrey Bogart) takes a position as a test pilot for a commercial aircraft corporation and bumps into his old girlfriend, Jo Holloway (Eleanor Parker), who now works as a receptionist for the company. As daredevil Matt tries to rekindle his once passionate romance with Jo, he courageously takes the most dangerous assignment of his career when he consents to use an unorthodox, unproven ejector seat while flying at death-defying speeds.Read More »

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