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High Sierra (1941)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Drama  |  25 January 1941 (USA)
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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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Mrs. Baughmam
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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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HUMPHREY BOGART in one of is most powerful portrayals See more »


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25 January 1941 (USA)  »

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Entscheidung in der Sierra  »

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$455,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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When Pa first meets Roy at the gas station, Pa says, referring to an accident he almost had, "A jackrabbit jumped in front of the car and I kinda lost my head." Director Raoul Walsh lost an eye a dozen years earlier when a jackrabbit jumped through the windshield of the car he was driving. See more »

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During the chase up Mt. Whitney, the dust from the camera car can be seen kicking up in front of Roy's car and the police motorcycles. See more »

Quotes

Healy: [looking at Roy's dead body] Big shot Earle. Well look at him lying there. He ain't much now is he?
Marie Garson: [kneeling next to Roy's body and crying] Mister, what does it mean... when a man "crashes out"?
Healy: Crashes our? that's a funny question for you to ask now sister. It means he's free.
Marie Garson: [picks up Pard and walks with the police in a daze] Free?... Free...
[fade out to credits]
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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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