Bogart: Screen Image per Raymond Chandler

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

The novelist and screenwriter Raymond 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.”