Category Archives: Humphrey Bogart


Colossal Studios is not on firm financial footing. It’s owned by a New York bank called Pettypacker & Sons. The studio is ripe for sale, and those are the plans, but Executive Vice-President Atterbury Dodd (Leslie Howard) feels that the studio is still a viable property and that if he is sent West it can […]

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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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They Drive By Night

This is a truck-driving story featuring Humphrey Bogart and George Raft as brothers Paul and Joe Fabrini. They drive long, grueling hours trying to eek out a living and make the payment on their truck. The story goes in a couple of directions and telling much of it is hard without including spoilers. A wreck […]

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San Quentin

If you like the “prison movie” this is one of the best from that genre. Steve Jameson (Pat O’Brien) and Red Kennedy (Humphrey Bogart) are both headed to San Quentin. Jameson as an army officer on a temporary assignment – and Kennedy as a convict. Jameson is set to become Captain of the Yard – […]

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The Petrified Forest

Notable names in this movie are Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, and Leslie Howard. The setting is primarily an outpost diner and gas station in desolate Arizona. Howard is Alan Squier, a young British man roaming the United States in search of adventure. Bette Davis is Gabby, the daughter of the owner. She was born in […]

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