Humphrey Bogart: Silver Screen Collection

  |  Buy to Own: 14/07/2008
  |  162 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Double-bill of Humphrey Bogart films. In 'Beat The Devil' (1954), a disparate group of travellers descends upon the East African coast, each hoping to claim a piece of uranium-rich land. Billy (Humphrey Bogart) and Maria Dannreuther (Gina Lollobrigida) arrive with their four shady business partners, but seem to have been beaten to the mark by the priggish Harry Chelm (Edward Underdown) and his wife Gwendolyn (Jennifer Jones). When they all attempt to leave, their steamer explodes, and the seven survivors are taken hostage by a group of Arabs. John Huston directed this offbeat adventure film spoof from a Truman Capote script. In 'Call It Murder' (1934), jury foreman Edward Weldon's (O.P. Heggie) questioning leads to the death sentence for Ethel Saxon (Helen Flint). On the night of the execution, Weldon's daughter Stella (Sidney Fox) arrives home claiming to have just killed her lover (Bogart). Will Weldon show her the mercy he denied Saxon or will he follow the letter of the law?