High Sierra (1941)




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Movie Info

This is the tale of a tough-guy gunman-turned-Good-Samaritan and his much wiser moll who stands by her man.

Rating: Unrated (not rated)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: John Huston, W.R. Burnett
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 4, 2003
Warner Home Video


as Roy Earle

as Marie Garson

as Red Hattery

as Babe Kozak

as Velma

as Doc Banton

as Jake Kranmer

as Louis Mendoza

as Mrs. Baughman

as Mr. Baughman

as Lou Preiser

as Blonde

as Algernon

as Auto Court Owner

as Sheriff

as Radio Commentator

as Policeman

as Another Blonde

as Brunette

as Officer

as Officer

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Marksman

as Gangster

as Pfiffer

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Bus Driver

as Druggist

as Fisherman

as Watchman
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Critic Reviews for High Sierra

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | July 22, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Story and reality so often become mixed in High Sierra that it's hard to separate the two...

Full Review… | June 21, 2015
Parallax View

A genre crossroads where gangster nostalgia gazes ahead to the antihero alienation of film noir

Full Review… | June 3, 2012

Audience Reviews for High Sierra

Bogart's first great role and great direction from Walsh makes this early noir a gangster masterpiece.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

Excellent crime drama/early film noir. This was the first in Bogey's 1-2-3 punch that took him from resident Warners tough guy villian to one of the studio's leading romantic stars. He plays Roy "Mad Dog" Earle perfectly showing him as ruthless when necessary but with a core of decency that hasn't been ruined by years of hard knocks. Matching him every step of the way is the always outstanding Ida Lupino in one of her best portrayals. Her Marie is a classic hard luck case, tough on the outside but vunerable underneath. She and Bogart are an ideal match, a shame then that this was there last film together and the only one where they were paired as equals. The rest of the cast is terrific in support, including Joan Leslie, a variable actress but well used here as a seemingly nice girl who is exposed as a thoughtless, shallow grabber. Walsh's direction is aces as well with wonderful use of shadows and spaces to convey the isolation of the characters. First rate in every way.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


A perfect movie of romance and gangsters. It's exciting, dramatic, and romantic. I loved it, and I highly recommend it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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