He wasn’t tall, he wasn’t really handsome, and most of the time he wasn’t even admirable, but America loved Humphrey Bogart. He was an anti-hero twenty years before the term had been coined, and the films he left behind are remarkably varied and still wonderfully entertaining. We begin with John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon, a classic detective story; followed by High Sierra, in which Bogey plays a criminal on the run; and Casablanca, arguably the most beloved America movie of all time. In Huston’s The African Queen, we follow a grungy Bogey (and Katharine Hepburn) down the Ulanga River before traveling from Hollywood to Italy in The Barefoot Contessa. We end with director Nicholas Ray’s intriguing In a Lonely Place, which comes closer to the real Humphrey Bogart than any of his other films.
Mary Ann Wilson
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