Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an American actor. He is widely regarded as a cultural icon. The American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema. After trying various jobs, Bogart began acting in 1921 and became a regular in Broadway productions in the 1920s and 1930s. When the stock market crash of 1929 reduced the demand for plays, Bogart turned to film. His first great success was as Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest (1936), and this led to a period of typecasting as a gangster with films such as Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) and B-movies like The Return of Doctor X (1939). His breakthrough as a leading man came in 1941, with High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon. The next year, his performance in Casablanca raised him to the peak of his profession and, at the same time, cemented his trademark film persona, that of the hard-boiled cynic who ultimately shows his noble side. Other successes followed, including To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo (1948), with his wife Lauren Bacall; The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948); The African Queen (1951), for which he won his only Academy Award; Sabrina (1954) and The Caine Mutiny (1954). His last movie was The Harder They Fall (1956). During a film career of almost thirty years, he appeared in 75 feature films. Description above from the Wikipedia article Humphrey Bogart, licensed under ...

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a reformatory school, where he begins his criminal career. Jerry escapes and later becomes a priest. After three years in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Pat O’Brien  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Ann Sheridan
Battle Circus (1953)

A young Army nurse, Lt Ruth McGara (June Allyson), newly assigned to the 66th MASH during the Korean War, attracts the sexual attention of the unit's commander Dr. (MAJ) Jed Webbe (Humphrey Bogart). Webbe, who has a drinking problem, at first wants a "no strings" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  June Allyson  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Robert Keith
Beat the Devil (1953)

The script, which was written on a day-to-day basis as the film was being shot, concerns the adventures of a motley crew of swindlers and ne'er-do-wells trying to lay claim to land rich in uranium deposits in Kenya as they wait in a small Italian port to travel ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
Casablanca (1942)

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Ingrid Bergman  •  Paul Henreid  •  Claude Rains
Conflict (1945)

Filmed some 18 months before its release, Conflict is one of two melodramas in which Humphrey Bogart self-consciously portrayed a wife murderer (the other was The Two Mrs. Carrolls). Bogie plays unhappily married Richard Mason, who concocts a meticulous scheme to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
Dark Passage (1947)

A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
Dark Victory (1939)

A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edmund Goulding
Dead End (1937)

Mobster "Baby Face" Martin returns home to visit the New York neighborhood where he grew up, dropping in on his mother, who rejects him because of his gangster lifestyle, and his old girlfriend, Francey, now a syphilitic prostitute. Martin also crosses paths with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Sylvia Sidney  •  Joel McCrea  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Wendy Barrie
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby Reardon. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Rachel Ward  •  Carl Reiner  •  Reni Santoni
Dead Reckoning (1947)

Paratroopers Captain 'Rip' Murdock and Sergeant Johnny Drake are mysteriously ordered to travel to Washington, DC. When Drake learns that he is to be awarded the Medal of Honor, he disappears before newspaper photographers can take his picture. Murdock follows the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cromwell
High Sierra (1941)

Given a pardon from jail, Roy Earle gets back into the swing of things as he robs a swanky resort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Alan Curtis  •  Arthur Kennedy
In a Lonely Place (1950)

An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Ray
Key Largo (1948)

A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up - and holds at gunpoint hotel owner James Temple, his widowed daughter-in-law Nora, and ex-GI Frank McCloud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
Marked Woman (1937)

Set in the underworld of Manhattan, Marked Woman tells the story of a woman who dares to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters. The women of the story are "hostesses". What is implied, but not stated clearly is that they are prostitutes, who work in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon  •  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lola Lane  •  Isabel Jewell
Road to Bali (1953)

Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where they vie with each other for the favours of Princess Lala. The hazardous dive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Murvyn Vye
Sabrina (1954)

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Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work – busily running the family corporate empire, he has no time for a wife and family. David is all play – technically he is employed by the family business, but never shows up for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
Sahara (1943)

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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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zoltan Korda
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Dan Duryea  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  J. Carrol Naish
Sirocco (1951)

A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Märta Torén  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Everett Sloane
The African Queen (1952)

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At the start of the First World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Robert Morley  •  Peter Bull