The Petrified Forest


The picture that finally launched Humphrey Bogart's great screen career. Travellers at a rundown service station, including a disillusioned poet (Leslie Howard) and a waitress (Bette Davis), are held hostage by a gangster (Bogart) and his gang. Bogie's wonderfully menacing, sneering performance as the John Dillinger-inspired hood manages to eclipse much of the overt philosophical musings and Archie Mayo's stagebound direction.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: February 28th 2005

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