Saturday 21 December 2013

Humphrey Bogart

Born: 25 December 1899, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 14 January 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA
Humphrey Bogart was a supporting actor who steadily worked his way up to become a leading man in the 1940's and 1950's. There is some speculation about the accuracy of his date of birth, possibly being the result of a publicity push, although more recently it was confirmed that he was actually born on Christmas Day. 
Broadway's Like That (1930) as Ruth's Fiance (See Lost Films)
With Ruth Etting. This is a rare musical short made by Vitaphone. I got this screen shot from the documentary series Hollywood and the Stars, the first episode of which is called 'The Man Called Bogart'.
According to the documentary 'Bacall on Bogart (1988)' the soundtrack to this film is lost.


Up the River (1930) as Steve Jordan

A Devil with Women (1930) as Tom Standish

With Mona Maris. This is a difficult film to find and so this shot came from the documentary 'Bacall on Bogart (1988)'.

Body and Soul (1931) as Jim Watson

Another hard to find film. This is a studio still with Humphrey Bogart on the left, with Charles Farrell in the middle and Don Dillaway on the right.

Three on a Match (1932) as Harve

Midnight (1934) as Gar Boni

With Sidney Fox.

The Petrified Forest (1936) as Duke Mantee

Bogart reprised the role he played on Broadway thanks to the persistence of star Leslie Howard. This was the film that gave Humphrey his first long-term contract with Warner Bros.

The Great O'Malley (1937) as John Phillips

With Pat O'Brien.

Men Are Such Fools (1938) as Harry Galleon

Invisible Stripes (1939) as Chuck Martin

The Maltese Falcon (1941) as Samuel Spade

Casablanca (1942) as Rick Blaine

To Have and Have Not (1944) as Harry Morgan

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) as Fred C. Dobbs

Key Largo (1948) as Frank McCloud

Knock On Any Door (1949) as Andrew Morton

In a Lonely Place (1950) as Dixon Steele

Humphrey is talking to Gloria Grahame.

The African Queen (1951) as Charlie Allnut

With Katharine Hepburn.

The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Lt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg

With Fred MacMurray and Van Johnson.

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