The Petrified Forest (1936)

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A drifter, a waitress and a notorious gangster cross paths in the Petrified Forest region of Arizona. Alan, a destitute writer, goes into the diner where Gabrielle works. Gabrielle dreams of studying art, and she and Alan connect as they talk about Europe and she tells him her ambitions. But gangster Duke Mantee shows up and takes the customers hostage.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 100% / Audience 79%

Rated Unrated,  1 hr 23 mins

Crime • Drama
Archie Mayo
Leslie Howard  •  Bette Davis  •  Genevieve Tobin  •  Dick Foran

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Leslie Howard Alan Squier
Bette Davis Gabrielle Maple
Genevieve Tobin Mrs. Chisholm
Dick Foran Boze Hertzlinger
Humphrey Bogart Duke Mantee
Joe Sawyer Jackie
Porter Hall Jason Maple
Charley Grapewin Gramp Maple
Paul Harvey Mr. Chisholm
Eddie Acuff Lineman
Adrian Morris Ruby
Nina Campana Paula