Silver Screen Streak List #14: Humphrey Bogart's Filmography

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Silver Screen Streak List #14:
Humphrey Bogart's Filmography

Written by dorrk
25 November 2020

Who doesn't like Humphrey Bogart? Saps and heels, that's who. His roster of deserved classics is undeniable — Casablanca (1942), The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), In a Lonely Place (1950), To Have and Have Not (1944), Key Largo (1948) — but I've only recently, through movie challenges like this, taken a deeper dive in to Bogart's less prominent movies. Depending on the length of my streak through this list, selected by Flickcharter Stephen Roney, I might make a much bigger dent in my neglected Bogarts.

I don't have a lot to say about this crop of movies, as a lot of them blend into a general awareness of their existence, but without any overriding desire to seek them out. There are some crime movies, naturally, and some early ones with Bogart in minor or supporting roles. I have seen a couple of films from this list before — The Caine Mutiny (1954) and The Desperate Hours (1955) — but too long ago to remember much.

My most recently watched Bogarts have been all over the map, with my recent disappointment in High Sierra (1941), from an earlier list in this challenge, following pleasurable viewings of Across the Pacific (1942), Beat the Devil (1953) and Key Largo (1948).


The First Two

I’ll watch the first two movies from each list, giving each participant the chance to avoid an instant exit and maybe even earn some free passes.

The first two movies on this list are:

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938); Dir.: Michael Curtiz

Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

Dir.: Michael Curtiz
The Caine Mutiny (1954); Dir.: Edward Dmytryk

The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Dir.: Edward Dmytryk

I can comment on this one, because I've watched it before, but over 30 years ago. I loved it then, and still remember Bogart endlessly fidgeting with his shiny metal balls. It's due for a re-watch.

THE NEXT EIGHT

If those first two movies fare well enough on my Flickchart, I'll continue through the following, as long as they stay above 50% on my Flickchart.

The Roaring Twenties (1939); Dir.: Raoul Walsh

The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Dir.: Raoul Walsh
Dark Passage (1947); Dir.: Delmer Daves

Dark Passage (1947)

Dir.: Delmer Daves
The Petrified Forest (1936); Dir.: Archie Mayo

The Petrified Forest (1936)

Dir.: Archie Mayo
Dark Victory (1939); Dir.: Edmund Goulding

Dark Victory (1939)

Dir.: Edmund Goulding
Sahara (1943); Dir.: Zoltan Korda

Sahara (1943)

Dir.: Zoltan Korda
The Desperate Hours (1955); Dir.: William Wyler

The Desperate Hours (1955)

Dir.: William Wyler
They Drive By Night (1940); Dir.: Raoul Walsh

They Drive By Night (1940)

Dir.: Raoul Walsh
We're No Angels (1955); Dir.: Michael Curtiz

We're No Angels (1955)

Dir.: Michael Curtiz

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