(1941) dir Raoul Walsh w/Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Arthur Kennedy, Joan Leslie, Henry Hull, Henry Travers [100 min; 35mm]
This was the film that proved to Warner Bros that Bogart was ready to move beyond supporting roles and into the star position. He certainly shines out in his role as Roy 'Mad Dog' Earle, an escaped con who, after a botched robbery and shooting, flees to the Sierra Mountains and a showdown with the police. The first of many roles for Bogie where he plays a character containing a remarkable dichotomy: a hard, cynical criminal with an unavoidable (and often tragic) attachment to humanity and emotion.
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