Category Archives: 1951

An American in Paris

“This is Paris, and I’m an American who lives here. My name is Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly), and I’m an ex-G.I. In 1945 when the army told me to find my own job, I stayed on. And I’ll tell you why: I’m a painter, and all my life that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. […]

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Sirocco

This is one of Humphrey Bogart’s movies that is set in a foreign place of intrigue. This time we find Bogey in 1920′s Damascus, Syria as “businessman” Harry Smith. In reality, he’s a supplier of arms to rebels fighting French occupiers. It’s not that he has a side in the conflict – he just wants […]

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The African Queen

This is an unusual Bogart film. The cast of this movie is hardly more than Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. In fact, other than at the beginning, and then again near the end, hardly another person is seen in the movie. The filming locations are interesting – several African locales, as well as London and […]

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