Movie Stars: Bogart, Humphrey–Screen Image

Humphrey Bogart made 75 films before his untimely death, in 1957.

The turning point of his career was in 1941, with two great performances, in John Huston’s debut, “The Maltese Falcon,” and in Raoul Walsh’s “High Sierra,” a part that he got when first choice George Raft rejected it.

The novelist and screenwriter Raymon Chandler once summarized the essence of the Bogart screen persona in the following way: “Bogart could be tough without a gun.  He has a sense of humor that contains that grating undertone of contempt.”