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Curtains for Roy Earle: The Story of 'High Sierra' (2003)

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Eric Lax Eric Lax ... Himself - Bogart Biographer
Leonard Maltin ... Himself - Film Historian
Robert Osborne ... Himself - Film Historian
Joan Leslie ... Herself - Actress
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4 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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Bogie Finally Gets His Deserved Billing
14 February 2008 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

The bonus feature mainly deals with the rise of Humphrey Bogart and how he wound up with this role as "Roy Earle" on the film "High Sierra," a movie that finally made "Bogie" a star.

He would never take a backseat in billing after this movie. Bogart had a rough time for almost a half decade trying to get a shot at stardom after he impressed people with his role in the 1936 film "The Petrified Forest." He was typecast as a "heavy" after that and never seemed to get a fair shake and being a top-billed guy. He bothered him a lot, too.

Bogart wasn't the first choice in this film, anyway, as it turns out. Because of a little luck, and some strategy by him, he wound up with the role of "Roy Earle." Originally, the powers-that-be wanted Paul Muni for the role. When they couldn't satisfy him, George Raft was the next choice. Why those two turned down the role is pretty interesting but I won't spoil things by divulging that here.

Suffice to say, this was an interesting feature. If you have the "High Sierra" DVD, check this out.


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