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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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Silver Screen Standards: The Petrified Forest (1936)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 10, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: The Petrified Forest (1936) The Petrified Forest (1936) Warning: This post contains spoilers about the ending of the film. If I were younger or in a more sanguine mood, I might find The Petrified Forest (1936) very romantic, but middle age and the perpetual crisis t... Read full article


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


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[Talking about signing his $5,000.00 life insurance policy over to Gabby]
Mrs. Edith Chisholm: You're in love with her, aren't you?
Alan Squier: Yes, I suppose I am. And not unreasonably. She has heroic stuff in her. She may be one of the immortal women of France. Another Joan of Arc, George Sand, Madame Curie, or Du Barry. I want to show her that I believe in her, and how else can I do it? Living, I'm worth nothing to her. Dead, I can buy her the tallest cathedrals, golden vineyards, and dancing in the streets. One well-directed bullet will accomplish all that, and it'll earn a measure of reflected glory for him that fired it and him that stopped it. This document will be my ticket to immortality. It'll inspire people to say of me, "There was an artist who died before his time." Will you do it, Duke?
Duke Mantee: I'll be glad to.


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.


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The original Broadway version also featured John Alexander and Slim Thompson, who recreate their roles in this film. The stage production opened Jan. 7, 1935 at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York and ran for 197 performances.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 7, 1940 with Humphrey Bogart reprising his film role.
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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