Sunday, July 7, 2013
HIGH SIERRA (1941)
George Raft and Paul Muni both passed on the role of "Mad Dog" Roy Earle but lucky for us the lesser known Bogart picked it up and he's great. His co-star from the previous year's THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT Ida Lupino might have gotten the top-billing but he's clearly the star here as the worn down gangster with a noble heart. That's not to say that Lupino isn't great also cause I think she's always awesome. Anyway, great movie, somewhat dated, excellent supporting cast, quick pace and Bogart's real life dog Zero is cute as a button!
Remake 1 - Colorado Territory
Remake 2 - I Died a Thousand Times