Humphrey Bogart Classics - Vol. 2 details
|Starring:||George, Walter Huston, Alan Hale, George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, Tim Holt, Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Hoagy Carmichael, Humphrey Bogart|
|Directors:||Howard Hawks, John Huston, Raoul Walsh|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||American Film Institute's top 100|
Humphrey Bogart Classics - The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
|PG Disc 1|
Humphrey Bogart Classics - To Have And Have Not
|PG Disc 2|
Humphrey Bogart Classics - They Drive By Night
|TBC Disc 3|
|Run time:||5 hours 12 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Romanian, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, Italian|
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Comparisons can be odiousBy Zamy (552 reviews) from London , 19 Sep 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]So whether 'Casablanca' is a better film than 'To Have and Have Not' could be debated at length and does not matter. Both films can be very enjoyable and the rest is personal preferences. What I really like about 'To Have..' is the relationship between Harry and Slim and the way it develops throughout the film. Howard Hawks reputedly told Bogart that he was going to make Bacall more insolent than he was. For my money he certainly succeeded and it was, of course, a Hawks trademark that his women were as tough as the men and could stand up for themselves. Compare this feisty combination to the limply romantic Ingrid Bergman and Bogart crying into his drink in 'Casablanca'. OK, so it's my preference to prefer the chemisty in the first pairing. And in 'To Have...' the way Eddie acts as a foil to Harry and Slim is beautifully realised. As Harry says at one point when someone questions why he would want to look after a confirmed alcoholic: 'He thinks he's looking after me...' In spite of all the toughness there is a lot of heart in this movie.
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Stunning classicsBy tnike (39 reviews) from Ashton-under-Lyne , 10 Aug 2009Brilliant..just brilliant.. In a world of astronomical budgets, high definition, pretty actors with no talent and cgi overdose, It's great to sit back and appreciate some original old movies that don't rely on any of those things. These are a bunch of fantastic old school movies, they are all made with lots of passion and all have good plots. Even if Bogart were not in any of them, they would still be very good, but he puts the cream on the cake and is so brilliant to watch..one of the most natural actors ever in my opinion. The cover for To Have and Have Not implies that Bogart plays a lead role, but to be honest he's not in it so much and does not play a very important role, which makes it a bit of a disappointment, but it's still well worth a watch. Enjoy!
A real "Treasure"By Burnhamite (407 reviews) from BURNHAM , 13 Feb 2009They don't make them like this anymore! One of the best movies of all time, not to be missed
CrackingBy Stevieb47 (89 reviews) from Sheffield , 15 Nov 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideRaoul Walsh's cracking movie from 1940 has George Raft and Humphrey Bogart as brothers Joe and Paul Fabrini - a pair of small time truck drivers trying to scratch a living whilst avoiding the finance company re-possesing their truck.
They drive long hours beyond the brink of tiredness and after one such night (just as their luck seems to changing) they crash and Paul looses an arm.
Joe is employed by Ed Carlson who runs a major trucking firm - one of the reason is that his trophy wife Lana (Ida Lupeno) has the hots for Joe - he doesn't want to know as he's in love with Cassie(Ann Sheriden) and Ed is his best friend.
Lara reasons that if the fact that Ed is Joe's best friend is stopping him returning her affections then Ed can be got rid of.......clearing the path to Joe.
Of course things don't work out as planned with Lupeno's schemes leading to her own undoing.
Bogart very much plays second string to Raft(his breakthrough would come the following year in High Sierra(again with Lupeno) but Raft is excellet as the oridinary guy just making his way in the world.
The standout performance is Lupeno - a real viper in her husbands nest who is litterly driven insane by sexual jelousy - her big scene in the court at the end is electric.....
Treasure of Sierra Madre - Terrific ClassicBy John Ryan from Cambridge, UK , 14 Oct 2008A classic film of ambition turning to greed and mistrust ending in paranoia and insanity.
This is a classic Bogart film with terrific performances all round.
The subject of the film is 'there's gold in them their hills' the so called treasure in the Sierra Madre mountain range.
John Huston (who also directed Bogart in 'The African Queen') directs his own dad (Walter Huston) who plays the Wiley old prospector who just knows he's going to strike gold. He leads a 'down at heel' Bogart, and (relatively unknown) Tim Holt into the mountains where the fun really starts.
After months of hard gruelling work mining the gold, their task is then to retain it.
A dark, (quite literally) gritty tale of greed with one of the best performances of insanity every seen in the cinema.
Bogart is just blinding !!
Curate's eggBy EphraimGadsby (19 reviews) from Bury St. Edmunds , 28 Jul 2008To say that 'They Drive By Night' is a Bogart classic is stretching things a bit far he is clearly the support to leading man George Raft. Having said that there's nothing wrong with his performance as he plays the part he's given, and it's not a bad film to pass the time, but a Bogie classic? No.
'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' is, again, a film worth seeing, but sees Bogie in an almost villainous role. The claustrophobic plot shows his slow change to something like madness and he acts the transition very well, but it's not his best role, and the slow pace of the story won't suit everybody.
Just as the set's heading for its corner we have 'To Have and Have Not' and all is forgiven. This is a copper-bottomed classic of the highest order, easily on a par with and, depending on your mood, better than 'The Big Sleep'. The plot is certainly easier to follow, but the highlight (and boy, there are plenty) is the first on-screen chemistry between Bogart & Bacall it's cinema magic. The film has comedy, drama, tension, you name it. They really don't make 'em like this any more, so just watch it no arguments! Only 3 stars for the first two films, but if rated separately 'To Have and Have Not' gets an easy 5.