Humphrey Bogart Collection
This DVD Boxset features the following films: Across the Pacific, All Through The Night, Bullets or Ballots & Dark Passage
Across the Pacific
Screen legend Humphrey Bogart plays a U.S. officer of artillery who is court martialled in disgrace in 1941 and leaves the country. He gets a job offer in central America with a stop off in Panama. While there he discovers Japanese plot to attack the Panama Canal along with the Pearl Harbor attack.
All Through The Night
That rucks in Europe! As far as Gloves Donahue is concerned, Churchill and Roosevelt can have it. He's too busy laying his peepers on the Saratoga morning line or noodling out another way to rub up against considerable dough. But when someone bumps off the little old man who bakes Gloves' favorite cheesecake - well, this means war!
Humphrey Bogart had fun in the change-of-pace role of Gloves, and the fun is winningly contagious in a spoof that pits him against Nazi spies. "Gangsters vs. Gestapo - and it is welcome now!" proclaimed ads to a public stunned by the real war's early losses. Also welcome are mugs (Including William Demarest, Jackie Glesaon and Phil Silvers) who seemed to have steppedfrom Damon Runyon's world of guys and dolls. Forget the popcorn. Try the cheesecake. Gloves wants you should enjoy this.
Bullets or Ballots
They rule by the fear of their guns. They must be stopped by the power of your ballots.” They refers to Bugs Fenner and other mobsters whose illicit rackets will be smashed to smithereens by undercover cop Johnny Blake.
When Warner Bros.’ Depression-era gangster movies began to draw protests, the studio reinvigorated the genre with stories emphasising law enforcers instead of lawbreakers. The swift, sturdy Bullets or Ballots reflects that, with Edward G. Robinson (as Blake) siding with the good guys for the first time in a gangland saga. Humphrey Bogart plays the short-fused Fenner. And Joan Blondell and Louise Beavers, in an unusual story element for the times, are thriving numbers operators whose grift is usurped by the mob.
Bogey's on the lam and Bacall's at his side in Dark Passage, Delmer Daves' stylish film-noir thriller that's the third of four filmsHumphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall made together. Bogart is Vincent Parry, a prison escapee framed for murder who emerges fromplastic surgery with a new face. Bacall is Irene Jansen, Vincent's lone ally. In a supporting role, Agnes Moorehead portrays Madge,a venomous harpy who finds pleasure in the unhappiness of others. The chemistry of the leads is undeniable, and they augment it herewith exceptional tenderness. Exceptional, too, are the atmospheric San Francisco locations and the imaginative camera work thatshows Vincent's point of view - but not his face - until the bandages are removed. Lest Irene get ideas, the post-surgery Vincenttells her: "Don't change yours. I like it just as it is." So do we.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
|Consumer Advice||Mild violence|
|Year of Release||1947|
|Primary Format - Movies/TV||DVD|
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