Conflict Overview:

Conflict (1945) was a Film Noir - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and produced by Jack L. Warner and William Jacobs.


Bogart plays a man who plots his wife's murder when she won't divorce him so that he can marry her younger sister. But with her body missing, her perfume in the air, a glimpse of her on the street, he starts to wonder if she's really dead after all. A psychological thriller.

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Gold Star Families: Performers who lost loved ones in military conflict

on May 30, 2021 From Comet Over Hollywood

In honor of Memorial Day, I would like to highlight the loved ones of performers who died in conflict ? from World War I through Vietnam. The term “gold star” (in our title) references families who have lost a loved one in conflict. World War I Edward Gabriel Lester, biological father of... Read full article

CONFLICT (1945) at Noir City 16

By Lara on Feb 4, 2018 From Backlots

Noir City 16 comes to a close tonight, and as usual, it was a delightful week packed with great movies and great audiences. The Castro Theatre is unlike any other theater I’ve experienced in its audience enthusiasm and positivity. Watching a movie at the Castro is like having a movie night wit... Read full article

The Conflict Episode of The Waltons

By Amanda Garrett on Mar 25, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about my favorite episode of the classic seventies TV show, The Waltons. This article is part of the Favourite TV Show Episode Blogathon hosted by A Shroud of Thoughts. The Waltons creator Earl Hamner Jr. passed away Thursday (March 24) at age 92. Although his death is sad ... Read full article

Conflict – 1945

By Bogart Fan on Sep 22, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog

My Review —Great Hitchcock-like Thriller— Your Bogie Film Fix: out of 5 Bogies! Director: Curtis Bernhardt The Lowdown A wealthy engineer (Humphrey Bogart) murders his wife (Rose Hobart) hoping that he can then move on to her younger sister (Alexis Smith). The only problem? The suppose... Read full article

Noir of the Week Reviews “Conflict”

By Pretty Clever Film Gal on Jun 21, 2011 From Pretty Clever Films

While poking about the interwebs, I found this excellent 2006 review of Conflict from Noir of the Week. Sadly, as the review notes, Conflict is still not available on dvd. It does appear to be available from Amazon on something called Vee Aych Ess, whatever that is.? Spoilers ahoy. ConflictHumphrey ... Read full article

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Kathryn Mason: I'm not going to the party.
Richard Mason: Oh yes you are. It's our fifth anniversary, you wouldn't miss it for anything. You'll go and I'll go like thousands of others go and laugh at the rest of them.

Kathryn Mason: Really, Dick, you might put your things away, just look at that bed. If I've told you once, I've told you...
Richard Mason: Thousand times.
Kathryn Mason: And you insist on doing it.
Richard Mason: Listen Kathryn, I don't insist on anything. I don't know what's come over you lately. You find fault in everything I do and everything I say. What's the matter with you?
Kathryn Mason: Don't stand there and play the innocent with me. You know perfectly well what the matter is.
Richard Mason: What're you talking about?
Kathryn Mason: Your ridiculous infatuation with Evelyn. Oh you thought I didn't know, didn't you? You must think I'm blind. The way you look at her and hang on her every word is positively nauseating.

Kathryn Mason: I wouldn't tell Evelyn if I were you, I"m afraid she'd laugh at you too.
Richard Mason: I wish you hadn't said that.

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Jack L. Warner had Joan Crawford, who had just joined Warner Bros. and was looking for her first role at the studio, in mind for the role of Kathryn Mason, and sent the script for the film to her. However, after reading the script, Crawford told her agent to tell Warner that "Joan Crawford never dies in her movies, and she never ever loses her man to anyone".
The statue of the Maltese Falcon is clearly displayed as an ornament on the top of the wooden filing cabinet in Det. Lt. Egan's office when Richard visits. A few years earlier, Bogart and Greenstreet has appear in the movie about this statue, by the same name. No reference to it in the dialogue is made.
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