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Tue
29
May
2012
 

What an inspired pairing! And to think the roles of Charlie Allnutt and Rose Sayer were nearly played by David Niven and Bette Davis. Humphrey Bogart won an Oscar as the unkempt steamboat skipper who clashes with prim spinster Katharine Hepburn in this fine First World War adventure. Initially, all was not well between the two leads. But, from the moment Hepburn began basing her character on Eleanor Roosevelt, the elements fused into a unique screen chemistry, and a gentle humour (that was noticeably absent from the shooting script) began to seep into the action. With director John Huston distracted by extracurricular safaris, the location work was clearly a strain - Bogie wouldn't have had to act too much to look distressed as he pulled the Queen through the leech-infested water. Yet the discord and discomfort resulted in a classic and a long overdue Academy Award for Bogart.

Reviewed By David Parkinson in Radio Times Film Guide



Mon
06
Jun
2022
 

Billy and his wife are stranded at a port in the Mediterranean as they wait for repairs to be completed on the ship which will take them to Africa to investigate reports of Uranium deposits. Travelling with an assortment of passengers that includes Billy’s dodgy business associates and a seemingly-proper English couple, suspicions rise amongst the group as a series of unusual events strikes their increasingly ill-fated journey and the various parties look to claim the Uranium for themselves.

Wed
18
May
2016
 

When Roy “Mad Dog” Earle (Humphrey Bogart) is released from prison after serving time for bank robbery he is met by a henchman of Big Mac, a crime boss who has planned a daring jewel heist at a resort for rich tourists. Released early because of the underworld influence, Roy’s payback is doing one more job. He is joined by an inside man and a couple of young hoodlums to help him, but the girlfriend of one of them, Marie (Ida Lupino) is attracted to him, disrupting the code among thieves. When the heist goes wrong, Roy goes on the run, pursued by the police deeper into the mountainous Sierra. A man whose family fell victim to the Depression and resorted to crime, Bogart infuses the character with gallantry and strength, qualities which turned him into a movie icon. Opposite him is Ida Lupino, a compellingly good actress, director and pioneer for women in Hollywood. One of director Raoul Walsh’s finest films with superb performances, masterful filming and grand landscapes!

Mon
06
Jun
2022
 

A spellbinding look at what greed does to men’s souls in one of Hollywood’s greatest films......

In a Mexican doss-house, an old weathered prospector explains digging for gold to a down-on-his-luck fellow American: “I know what gold does to men’s souls… Going it alone is the best way, but you got to have a stomach for loneliness – some guys go nutty with it. On the other hand, with a partner too is dangerous – murder’s always lurking about... As long as there’s no find, the noble brotherhood will last. But when the piles of gold begin to grow, that’s when the trouble starts”. These foreboding words captivatingly play out in one of Hollywood’s true masterpieces, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre”, a provocative adventure film widely considered to be among the best ever made. Winner of three Oscars (and a Best Picture nomination), the American Film Institute (AFI) named it the 30th Greatest American Film of All-Time and the 67th Most Thrilling. A timeless movie, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” always proves to be as entertaining as a movie can get.

Mon
27
Oct
2014
 

When 19 year old Lauren Bacall made her screen debut opposite Humphrey Bogart in To Have and To Have Not Bogart met his match both on and off screen. Set on the island of Martinique during Nazi occupation, the skipper of a charter boat Harry Morgan (Bogart) reluctantly comes to the aid of the French Resistance and falls for Marie Browning, (Bacall) a sultry lounge singer and pickpocket. One of the most iconic partnerships in cinema history, Bogie and Bacall's incredible chemistry lights up the screen in this stylish, sexy and brilliantly sharp wartime adventure Romance.