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The Petrified Forest (6-Feb-1936)

Director: Archie Mayo

Writers: Charles Kenyon; Delmer Daves

From a play: The Petrified Forest by Robert E. Sherwood

Musical Director: Leo F. Forbstein

Keywords: Crime

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eddie Acuff
3-Jun-1903 17-Dec-1956 Mr. Beasley in Blondie
Humphrey Bogart
25-Dec-1899 14-Jan-1957 Casablanca
Bette Davis
5-Apr-1908 6-Oct-1989 All About Eve
Dick Foran
18-Jun-1910 10-Aug-1979 The Petrified Forest
Charley Grapewin
20-Dec-1869 2-Feb-1956 Tobacco Road
Porter Hall
19-Sep-1888 6-Oct-1953 Going My Way
Paul Harvey
10-Sep-1882 5-Dec-1955 American character actor
Leslie Howard
3-Apr-1893 1-Jun-1943 Pygmalion
Joe Sawyer
29-Aug-1906 21-Apr-1982 Character actor 1930s to 1950s
Genevieve Tobin
29-Nov-1899 21-Jul-1995 One Hour with You


Leslie Howard   ...   Alan Squier
Bette Davis   ...   Gabrielle Maple
Genevieve Tobin   ...   Mrs. Chisholm
Dick Foran   ...   Boze Hertzlinger
Humphrey Bogart   ...   Duke Mantee
Joe Sawyer   ...   Jackie
Porter Hall   ...   Jason Maple
Charley Grapewin   ...   Gramp Maple
Paul Harvey   ...   Mr. Chisholm
Eddie Acuff   ...   Lineman
Adrian Morris   ...   Ruby
Nina Campana   ...   Paula
Slim Thompson   ...   Slim
John Alexander   ...   Joseph


Review by anonymous (posted on 24-Mar-2006)

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 first 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.

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