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High Sierra (1941)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marie
... Roy Earle
... 'Babe'
... 'Red'
... Velma
... 'Doc' Banton
... Pa
... Healy
... Mrs. Baughmam
... Jake Kranmer
... Ma (as Elizabeth Risdon)
... Louis Mendoza
... Big Mac
... Mr. Baughmam
... Blonde
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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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The Blazing Mountain Manhunt for Killer 'Mad-Dog' Earle! See more »


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25 January 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

This was the last movie Humphrey Bogart made where he did not receive top billing. The studio thought that Ida Lupino should have top billing, given the fact that she had been such a big hit in They Drive by Night (1940), and so her name ended up above Bogart's on the title card. Bogart was reportedly unhappy about receiving second billing but never complained. See more »

Goofs

(at around 30 mins) Roy points to the sky and says that a "twinkling" star is Venus, but planets are recognizable because they do not "twinkle." See more »

Quotes

Deputy: [Marie crosses the crime scene line] What's the idea you? get back where you belong! Anybody else tries they'll get run in... see?
Healy: [sees Marie crying approaches her] What are you up to sister? Why did you try to get through this line? What did you mean to do? have you a little dog in that basket? A grey and white dog?
[Picks up basket and checks himself]
Healy: Boy!
[signals the officer to come over]
Deputy: What's the matter with her?
Healy: Roy Earle has been traveling with a girl called Marie.
Deputy: Sure I know that. what ...
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"Pard" as Portrayed By "Zero" See more »

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Featured in Humphrey Bogart: Behind the Legend (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

I Get a Kick out of You (1934)
(uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Played on a record at Velma's Home
Danced to by Joan Leslie and John Eldredge
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BOGART ROCKS AND A LUSCIOUS LUPINO!!
4 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Bogey is picked to lead a jewel heist at a resort. When he meets the rag tag team he has to work with, he senses trouble brewing. This is the film that brought attention to Bogart's leading man skills and Huston's peerless writing. Many remember the classic ending with Bogart hiding out in the mountains for one final stand against the law (and fate). Ida Lupino is one of my favorite actresses from the 40's and does fine work here (and looks stunning). Many fine moments with Bogey...including a memorable speech within his cabin hideout. This is one of the best portraits of a desperate outlaw in film history. A blueprint for all the antihero films that would follow over the years...great fun! Seek it out and enjoy!


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