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High Sierra (1941)

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After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort.

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Storyline

Roy 'Mad Dog' Earle is broken out of prison by an old associate who wants him to help with an upcoming robbery. When the robbery goes wrong and a man is shot and killed Earle is forced to go on the run, and with the police and an angry press hot on his tail he eventually takes refuge among the peaks of the Sierra Nevadas, where a tense siege ensues. But will the Police make him regret the attachments he formed with two women during the brief planning of the robbery. Written by Mark Thompson <mrt@oasis.icl.co.uk>

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robbery | police | california | prison | hotel | See more »

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25 January 1941 (USA)  »

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$455,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 4, 1942 with Humphrey Bogart reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

When Roy Earle, traveling under an alias, first meets Pa Goodhue at the gas station in the desert, he only introduces himself as "Collins". However, when they meet for the second time after the car accident in Tropic Springs, Pa immediately greets him as "Roy," even though Earle had never offered a first name. See more »

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Art: If I didn't know where they were from, I'd think they were phony.
Roy Earle: Poor old Mac. There he was lying dead with $500,000 beside him. Well, it's all yours and all I want is my cut.
Art: You gonna have to wait a few days for that Roy;
Roy Earle: [surprised and annoyed] What?
Art: Don't look at me like that. my share you can put in your eye. Larry's the head man now that Mac's gone.
Roy Earle: Kansas City?
Art: That's him. He's flying out. Now, you leave the stuff with me and hide out for a while. I can help you out a little.
Roy Earle: Are you ...
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Edited into Roadblock (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

I Get a Kick out of You (1934)
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Written by Cole Porter
Played on a record at Velma's Home
Danced to by Joan Leslie and John Eldredge
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'Ya always sorta hope 'ya can get out.
7 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And get out he did. Sprung by a crooked Governor, Roy Earle (Humphrey Bogart) is out to do one more job.

What really caught my eye, however, was the fact that he went to the park first, and was watching stars, and was amazed at the mountains. A clue to those not in the know, that jail is the worst place to be.

Bogey also got out in that this picture, probably the first film noir, sprung him into the spotlight and allowed him to go one and make the great Casablanca, as well as The African Queen, The Caine Muntiny, and many more.

Imagine getting second billing to Ida Lupino, who was really go in this film, but not in Bogey's class. Even Pard (Zero the Dog) could not match Bogey, as cute as he was.

This is a great caper film, with backstabbing and tons of action, and a great car chase up the mountains. It should be seen by everyone who loves film.


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