1 Bogart: Career, Studios (Warner, Santana)

Bogart: Career and Studio

Of his 75 features Bogart made, two thirds (48 films) were for Warner Bros., more than any other studio he was affiliated with.

This deviated in sharp contrast from the predominantly non-studio careers of Cary Grant and John Wayne.

Bogart’s body of work at Warner included some of his most acclaimed films: Dark Victory (1939), High Sierra (1941), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Casablanca (1942), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and Key Largo (1948).

By comparison, he only made 7 films with Fox, 5 films each with Columbia Pictures and his own company, Santana Productions, which was created in 1948, 3 films for Paramount Pictures, two for United Artists, and one each for United States Pictures, Universal Pictures, First National Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Productions, MGM and Walter Wanger Productions.

Bogar’s own company, Santana Productions, was behind Knock on Any Door (1949), Tokyo Joe (1949), And Baby Makes Three (1949) starring Robert Young and Barbara Hale, Sirocco (1951), The Family Secret (1951) starring John Derek and Lee J. Cobb, and Beat the Devil (1951), John Huston’s spoof of The Maltese Falcon.