Monday, June 15, 2009


This month the Media department is highlighting the work of beloved American actor Humphrey Bogart.

Perhaps best remembered as night-club owner Rick Blaine in the 1942 classic Casablanca or as the quintessential hard-boiled private eye in 1941's The Maltese Falcon, Bogart turned out a remarkable number of engaging performances throughout his Hollywood tenure.

For this viewer's money, it doesn't get any better than the 1950 crime drama In a Lonely Place. Directed by Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause), the film follows the doomed romance of screen-writer Dixon Steele and aspiring starlet Laurel Gray (exquisitely acted by the often underrated Gloria Grahame). Bogart's take on the disillusioned Dixon Steele is perhaps the most harrowing, and genuinely disturbing, performance of his career.

Follow the links below to find these and other Bogey titles in our online catalog:

The African Queen

The Big Sleep

The Caine Mutiny


High Sierra

In a Lonely Place

The Maltese Falcon


The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

For a full list of Humphrey Bogart DVDs in our collection, enter the search term "Humphrey Bogart" into our online catalog and click on "author".