Humphrey Bogart: Signature Collection DVD

Michael Curtiz, John Huston, Raoul Walsh, Various (Compilation), 1941-48

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Directed by Michael Curtiz, John Huston, Raoul Walsh, Various (Compilation)

Produced in 1941-48

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - American film

Film Description

Four classic movies starring Humphrey Bogart: Casablanca, Treasure of Sierra Madre, The Maltese Falcon and High Sierra.

In 'Casablanca' (1942), during World War II former lovers Rick Blaine (Bogart) and Ilse (Ingrid Bergman) are reunited by chance in Casablanca, where he runs a nightclub and she, with her husband (Paul Henreid), is working for the French Resistance. Recriminations, rekindled desires and patriotic duty battle for primacy as Ilse's husband tries to outwit the local Nazis and escape from Morocco, whilst Rick and Ilse re-kindle their love and decide to run away together.

In 'Treasure of Sierra Madre' (1948), stuck in Tampico, Mexico, Fred C. Dobbs (Bogart) is reduced to panhandling when he befriends another American, Curtin (Tim Holt). Together they find employment with contractor McCormick (Barton MacLane), who attempts to get away without paying them. After beating their wages out of him, the pair learn from old timer Howard (Walter Huston) that there is good money to be made from gold prospecting. They set out together to make their fortunes, but it is not long before greed rears its ugly head.

In 'The Maltese Falcon' (1941), Sam Spade (Bogart) is a cynical private eye caught up in the hunt for a jewel-encrusted falcon while searching for the murderer of his partner, Miles Archer (Jerome Cowan). His fellow treasure hunters include a sinister little and large act (Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet), a psychotic tearaway (Elisha Cook Jnr) and a duplicitous femme fatale (Mary Astor).

In 'High Sierra' (1941), Roy Earle (Bogart) is a gangster determined to get out of the game after one last job. However, his final assignment hooks Earle up with a gangster's moll (Ida Lupino) who threatens to divert him from the task at hand, whilst he also becomes obsessed with the fortunes of a lame girl (Joan Leslie).

DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Publisher: Warner Bros.

Length: 415 mins

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 5th October 2009

Cat No: D079912RT

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  • 6 discs

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