Humphrey Bogart: Classics - Volume 1

  |  Buy to Own: 09/02/2004
  |  297 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


A box set of classic Humphrey Bogart films. 'High Sierra' (1941) is the late entry to the canon of Warner Bros gangster movies that gave Bogart his first sympathetic leading man role. Roy Earle (Bogart) is a gangster determined to get out of the game after one last job. However, his final assignment hooks Earle up with a gangster's moll (Ida Lupino) who threatens to divert him from the task at hand, whilst he also becomes obsessed with the fortunes of a lame girl (Joan Leslie). 'Casablanca' (1942) is the classic war-time drama that has been mis-quoted for decades. During World War II former lovers Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) and Ilse (Ingrid Bergman) are reunited by chance in Casablanca, where he runs a nightclub and she, with her husband (Paul Henreid), is working for the French Resistance. Recriminations, rekindled desires and patriotic duty battle for primacy as Ilse's husband tries to outwit the local Nazis and escape from Morocco, whilst Rick and Ilse re-kindle their love and decide to run away together. Whilst in 'Dark Passage' (1947) Bogart stars as a man who is wrongly convicted of murdering his wife. He escapes from prison and takes refuge with a beautiful young woman (Lauren Bacall) while he has his face altered by plastic surgery.