The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)





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In The Man With Bogart's Face, an affectionate send-up of the Bogart detective films of the 1940s, Robert Sacchi plays a man who idolizes Humphrey Bogart so much he has his features altered to look exactly like his idol. He then opens up a detective agency under the name Sam Marlowe (an amalgam of the names of Bogart's characters from The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep). Sam hires the Duchess (Misty Rowe) as his secretary ("She looked like Marilyn Monroe and made about as much sense as Gracie Allen") and "Sam Marlowe, Private Eye" is in business. Sam gets a meager response until a shooting puts his picture in the paper and business starts to flourish. Particularly attracted to Marlowe's services are a collection of characters -- Gena (Michelle Phillips), an attractive Gene Tierney type; Commodore Anastas (Victor Buono), a Greek shipping tycoon and Sidney Greenstreet lookalike; and the mysterious Mr. Zebra (Herbert Lom doing a Peter Lorre imitation). They are all trying to find the famous Eyes of Alexander -- a priceless set of stones from a statue of Alexander the Great. Also on hand are old Hollywood pros George Raft, Yvonne DeCarlo and Mike Mazurki.
PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


Robert Sacchi
as Sam Marlowe
Franco Nero
as Hakim
Michelle Phillips
as Gena Anastas
Olivia Hussey
as Elsa Borsht
Misty Rowe
as Duchess
Victor Buono
as Commodore Anastas
Herbert Lom
as Mr. Zebra
Dick Bakalyan
as Lieutenant Bumbera
Sybil Danning
as Cynthia
Richard Bakalyan
as Lt. Bumbera
Gregg Palmer
as Sgt. Hacksaw
Jay Robinson
as Wolf Zinderneuf
George Raft
as Petey Cane
Yvonne De Carlo
as Theresa Anastas
Mike Mazurki
as Himself
Victor Sen Yung
as Mr. Wing
Henry Wilcoxon
as Chevalier
Peter Mamakos
as Spoony Singh
Martin Kosleck
as Horst Borsht
Philip Baker Hall
as Dr. Inman
Larry Pennell
as George
Ed McCready
as Garbage Man
Rozelle Gayle
as Mastodon
Bill Catching
as Nero's Uncle
Alan Foster
as Driver
Wally Rose
as Gunman
Jerry Somers
as Catalina Driver
James Bacon
as Reporter
Marilyn Beck
as Reporter
Frank Barron
as Reporter
Dick Whittington
as Reporter
Robert Osborne
as Reporter
Will Tusher
as Reporter
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December 31, 1999

Audience Reviews for The Man with Bogart's Face


I know it's hard to believe, but this actor actually does look exactly like Humphrey Bogart! That's the main reason to see this movie, of course, but it's also a very funny mystery movie too. Towards the end it gets less funny, but in the end it's entertaining anyway.

Aj V
Aj V

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At first the movie is really funny, as it goes along the laughs are more sporadic, but the mystery is pretty interesting to try to figure out. I couldn't believe how much the main character played by Robert Sacchi looked like Humphrey Bogart, it was amazing. Overall a good movie, but I think it could have been better, more excitement and more laughs would have helped.

Lisa Spader
Lisa Spader

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