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The Petrified Forest (1936) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Archie Mayo and produced by Hal B. Wallis.

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A Floresta Petrificada / The Petrified Forest (1936)

By L? on Apr 7, 2018 From Critica Retro

A Floresta Petrificada / The Petrified Forest (1936) Quantos filmes interessantes come?am em um posto de gasoline / restaurante? Vejamos: “Beija-me, Idiota” (1964) ? o primeiro que me vem ? mente. Tamb?m h? “Fuga do Passado” (1947) e muitos outros filmes noir. Mas em ... Read full article


The Petrified Forest (1936)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 9, 2015 From 4 Star Films

If I dare say this film begins as a rather dull budding love story between a philosophical drifting author (Leslie Howard) and a inquisitive young server (Bette Davis) at a roadside gas station in Arizona. It looks like it’s not to be as he is intent on moving on but then comes murderer Duke M... Read full article


The Petrified Forest (1936)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 9, 2015 From 4 Star Films

If I dare say this film begins as a rather dull budding love story between a philosophical drifting author (Leslie Howard) and a inquisitive young server (Bette Davis) at a roadside gas station in Arizona. It looks like it’s not to be as he is intent on moving on but then comes murderer Duke M... Read full article


The Screen Guild Theater Presents: The Petrified Forest – 1940

By Bogart Fan on Jan 18, 2015 From The Bogie Film Blog

My Review ?Needs More Bogart? Honorary Bogie Radio Fix: The Lowdown For my full synopsis of the plot to The Petrified Forest click here. What I Thought This one was just another amazing jewel to be found as an extra on the ?Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection? box set. While the play/film was... Read full article


The Bogart Film Affair Ep 5 – The Petrified Forest

By Bogart Fan on Jan 4, 2015 From The Bogie Film Blog

It’s a week late, but here’s episode 5 of ‘The Bogart Film Affair’ podcast! I discuss 1936’s The Petrified Forest with Bogart, Bette Davis, and Leslie Howard, as well as the 1955 made-for-television version where Bogart reprises his iconic gangster role with Lauren Baca... Read full article


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Alan Squier: So tell us Duke, what has your life been like?
Duke Mantee: You know the story.
Duke Mantee: Since I've been a grown up, I've spent most of my life in prison... I'll probably spend the rest of it dead.


Duke Mantee: You can talk sitting down; I seen ya' doing it.


Alan Squier: The trouble with me, Gabrielle, is I, I belong to a vanishing race. I'm one of the intellectuals.
Gabrielle Maple: That, that means you've got brains!
Alan Squier: Hmmm. Yes. Brains without purpose. Noise without sound, shape without substance.


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Leslie Howard and Humphrey Bogart had played the same roles in the stage version. Warner Brothers wanted to put Howard in the film but replace Bogart with Edward G. Robinson. Howard insisted on Bogart, and Robinson was happy to step aside from yet another gangster role. Bogart would later name his second child with Lauren Bacall Leslie, in honor of Howard, the man who gave him his first big break.
The character of Duke Mantee was mainly inspired by bank robber John Dillinger.
Constance Bergen is in studio records/casting call lists for the role of "Doris," but she did not appear, although her character name is mentioned.
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