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
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".