Humphrey Bogart was in some of the most influential movies in film history. Today let’s take a few moments to appreciate his contribution to the world. Make sure not to bogart this gallery and share it with your friends.
1938’s Angels With Dirty Faces starred James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart. This was pretty early in Bogart’s career, but even sharing the screen with James Cagney didn’t keep him from shining.
Humphrey Bogart stars as Dashiell Hammett’s hero Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon. Bogey was the star but he shared the screen with some of the best actors of the era. Peter Lorre really chews up the scenery in this classic flick.
Considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time Casablanca set Bogart as nightclub owner Rick. His club is the setting for most of this wonderful film that is, ultimately, about how much Nazis suck.
Bogart further defined noir with 1946’s The Big Sleep. This film adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s book is definitely a must-see. Supposedly when William Faulkner was writing the script for this film he wasn’t sure who did it in the end, so he called up Chandler and asked him who, ultimately, was the bad guy. Raymond Chandler responded “Fuck if I know, fuck if I care.”
The Treasure of Sierra Madre is most certainly one of the best films of the 40s. Although its affect on our society really boils down to the fact that it introduced the world to “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges.” Still an important part of our culture.
Always will be.
The African Queen had Bogey starring alongside Katharine Hepburn as they make their way through a labyrinth of rivers and swamps. This was most definitely the Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle of its era.
1954’s The Caine Mutiny is about a mentally unstable Naval Captain, played by the beloved Bogey. The ship and the lives of its sailors are put at risk by the nutty Captain, that is until there’s the mutiny that everyone’s talking about. Definitely worth the time if you enjoy nice things.
We’re No Angels came towards the end of Mr. Bogart’s career. This film had him sharing the screen with the likes of Peter Ustinov and everyone’s favorite Sherlock Holmes, Basil Rathbone. In We’re No Angels Bogart, Ustinov and Aldo Ray play escaped convicts that help a lowly shop owner deal with some very serious crisis’. In 1989 Robert De Niro and Sean Penn starring in the remake, even with De Niro and Penn it wasn’t as good as the original.