Of all my favorite actors, Humphrey Bogart is probably the last one I
would have picked to come from upper crust origins. Born in New York City,
his father a surgeon, Bogart was educated in private and prep schools, but
maybe it was his expulsion from Phillips Academy that signaled some sense
of his screen persona. Bogart went directly into the Navy where a wound
caused the partial lip paralysis that became a signature of Bogart's tough
Bogart's Hollywood career was launched in 1928's The
Dancing Town, but he labored for years in supporting roles before
breaking out as a bonafide star. It was probably in The Petrified
Forest as Duke Mantee, the gangster with a loose screw, that
threw the brightest light on Bogie's early career. In Dead End
he made supporting waves as Baby Face Martin and he lent support to James
Cagney in Angels with Dirty Faces. They Drive by
Night was another excellent showcase for Bogie's talents, but it
wasn't until The Maltese Falcon that Hollywood realized
he was something special. He followed that up in quick succession with High
Sierra as Mad Dog Earle and Rick in Casablanca.
He stayed on top of the pack until his untimely death from throat cancer.
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Le Trou/ A-,A-
Outstanding prison escape procedural,. Le Trou is filmed with
stunning determination. A beautiful transfer from very good sources
elements. Black and white with subs.