My Old Addiction

Dark Passage


(out of 5)

This movie comes up with a clever method around its premise by spending the first main section only showing everything from star ‘s point of view, while his voice reads out his dialogue. He is an escaped convict who has a face-change operation to permanently elude authorities. After recuperating from the surgery in ‘s apartment, the bandages come off and we finally get a good look at what turns out to be–Humphrey Bogart! Can you imagine having surgery and ending up with his face? No offence, but I’d ask for Alan Ladd. Other than that, it’s a routine drama, but as Bogie and Bacall only made four movies together it should definitely be seen. In terms of quality I’d rank it lowest on the list of four (To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep and Key Largo are the other three).

Warner Bros.

USA, 1947

Directed by

Screenplay by Delmer Daves, based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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