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Humphrey Bogart Would Have Rather 'Dug Ditches' Than Taken His Career To TV

9 days ago   |   By Slash Film

Humphrey Bogart was not one to mince words. He was a plain-spoken man who excelled at playing plain-spoken characters. When he deigned to opine on a particular subject, you could be absolutely certain that you were getting Bogie's unvarnished take. So when the mega-star of "The Maltese Falcon," "Casablanca" and "The Big Sleep" unloaded on the upstart medium that was television in the 1950s, rest assured he meant every withering word. What prompted Bogie's ire? It started in 1955, when he agreed to star in a televised production of Robert E. Sherwood's drama "The Petrified Forest." Bogart...
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The Maltese Falcon Was Just The 'Miracle' Humphrey Bogart's Career Needed

The Maltese Falcon Was Just The 'Miracle' Humphrey Bogart's Career Needed

9 days ago   |   By Slash Film

Far from a screen novice, Humphrey Bogart had already acted in some 40-odd movies prior to his role in John Huston's 1941 noir classic, " The Maltese Falcon ." He spent most of the 1930s being typecast as villains in assembly-line gangster films or similar B-movies - a matter in which he had no real say thanks to his contract with Warner Bros. It's little wonder he had a knack for playing cynical, world-weary types in his later films. If Bogart the artist ever had any notions about creative integrity in Hollywood, he had long since abandoned them by the time he became an A-lister. Speaking...
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