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Dark Passage -- Bogart and Bacall in this classic trailer

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Writers:
Delmer Daves (screenplay)
David Goodis (novel)
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Release Date:
27 September 1947 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Two Of A Kind ! Tough . . . Torrid . . . Terrific ! See more »
Plot:
A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Totally unconvincing star thriller which succeeds because of its professionalism… See more (114 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Humphrey Bogart ... Vincent Parry

Lauren Bacall ... Irene Jansen

Bruce Bennett ... Bob

Agnes Moorehead ... Madge Rapf
Tom D'Andrea ... Cabby (Sam)
Clifton Young ... Baker
Douglas Kennedy ... Detective Kennedy
Rory Mallinson ... George Fellsinger
Houseley Stevenson ... Dr. Walter Coley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Alvin ... Blackie (scenes deleted)
John Arledge ... Lonely Man (uncredited)
Leonard Bremen ... Bus Ticket Clerk (uncredited)
Clancy Cooper ... Man on Street Seeking Match (uncredited)
Deborah Daves ... Child with Aunt Mary (uncredited)
Michael Daves ... Michael (uncredited)

Vince Edwards ... Cop at Tollbooth (uncredited)
Tom Fadden ... Diner Counterman Serving Parry (uncredited)
Bob Farber ... Policeman (uncredited)
Mary Field ... Aunt Mary (uncredited)
Ross Ford ... Ross (uncredited)
Craig Lawrence ... Bartender (uncredited)
Ian MacDonald ... Cop in Bus Depot (uncredited)
Dudie Maschmeyer ... Man (uncredited)
Patrick McVey ... Impatient Cabbie (uncredited)
Ray Montgomery ... Theatre Usher in Trailer (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Tom Reynolds ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Ramon Ros ... Waiter (uncredited)
Shimen Ruskin ... Driver Hitting Kennedy (uncredited)
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Woman (uncredited)
Jo Stafford ... Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Richard Walsh ... Policeman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Delmer Daves 
 
Writing credits
Delmer Daves (screenplay)

David Goodis (novel "Dark Passage")

Produced by
Jerry Wald .... producer
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox  (as Sid Hickox)
 
Film Editing by
David Weisbart 
 
Art Direction by
Charles H. Clarke 
 
Set Decoration by
William L. Kuehl  (as William Kuehl)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Maybery .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Dolph Thomas .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Hans F. Koenekamp .... special effects photography (as H.F. Koenekamp)
 
Stunts
Bob Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bernard Newman .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Leonid Raab .... orchestral arrangements
Max Steiner .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
106 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1948) | Norway:16 | UK:15 (1988) | UK:A (1947) (cut) | USA:Approved (PCA #12248) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
There is an 8x10 photo shown in the film of Humphrey Bogart's character before his face surgery. The actor's face in the photo is of character actor Frank Wilcox.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: After Parry's bandages are removed, there are no stitches, bruises or facial swelling that always accompany plastic surgery.See more »
Quotes:
Vincent Parry:I hope I'm not a coward when you start in.
Dr. Walter Coley:We're all cowards. There's no such thing as courage. There's only fear: the fear of getting hurt. And the fear of dying. That's why human beings live so long.
Dr. Walter Coley:[Getting a towel ready to put over Vince's face] You won't feel any pain with this. I'm gonna' give you some shots that'll freeze your face.
Dr. Walter Coley:[Placing towel over Vince's face] Now... just close your eyes. Got a fine anesthetic. Used it in the last war. It's in your bloodstream now...
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Best of Film Noir (1999) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
AvalonSee more »

FAQ

How many movies did Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall make together?
Did Madge accidentally fall out the window or did she commit suicide?
Whose picture is in the newspaper photo of Vincent Parry?
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40 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Totally unconvincing star thriller which succeeds because of its professionalism…, 6 April 2005

Bogart's third teaming with Lauren Bacall was in "Dark Passage," a murder-mystery film which depended upon contrivances rather than good scripting to see it through…

The film opened with the use of a subjective camera (MGM used it throughout their "Lady in the Lake" that same year) with Bogart's off-camera narration establishing the plot as we watch our hero escape from prison with the intent of finding the real murderer of his wife, the crime for which he had been wrongfully jailed…

Once he meets up with Bacall and goes to a plastic surgeon, the subjective camera is forgotten as Bogart now utilizes his own face and carries on the investigation…

"Dark Passage" was energetically directed and written by Delmer Daves who used some atmospheric location shots in San Francisco to underscore his drama… The film included an unusual number of bizarre and eccentric characters, all competently played…

Agnes Moorehead essayed a superb1y schizoid characterization as a bitchy "friend" of Bogart and his dead wife… Bacall showed definite signs of improvement in her acting and Bogart was properly bitter, sour and nonplussed…

For all practical purposes, this film marked the conclusion of Bogart's famous "image" period… Now he was to forsake his romantic leading-man roles for acting assignments which he hoped would raise him to greater heights as a performer… He was to succeed, in many cases, magnificently…

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