The Petrified Forest1936
The Petrified Forest (1936)
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as Alan Squier
as Gabrielle Maple
as Duke Mantee
as Boze Hertzlinger
as Mrs. Chisholm
as Jason Maple
as Gramp Maple
as Mr. Chisholm
as Joseph the Chauffeur
as Commander of Black Horse Troopers
as Mantee's Girl
as 2nd Lineman
as Radio Announcer
Critic Reviews for The Petrified Forest
The screen version is still a play, but it's aturning point in the movie career of Humphrey Bogart, who had played the gangster's role on stage and then in a TV version with his wife (in Bette davis role)
Huch of what's on display here evokes a society on the decline.
Audience Reviews for The Petrified Forest
What if college educated types ruminated on the soullessness of society and chose to broadcast those thoughts to the world at large? Boring, right? How to "get 'er done" then? By making those ruminations palatable, even poetic, and hiding them in the story of a gangster-on-the-run! So Leslie Howard spouts poetic musings left and right, college professorial pipe thoughtfully in the side of his mouth. A young Bette Davis gazes at him soulfully, her eyes never so big (and yet there is zero heat between them). Bogie is on hand simply as the heavy, the Angel of Death, only present to promise a cessation of Howard's character's unending poetic ramble, and (by my reckoning) he takes too long. High-end drama, decently presented, if obviously.
An interesting love story wrapped up in a crime thriller story. A bit long and talky, though, but pretty good.
a very diologue driven gangster picture that delivers. the acting was very good and the story well told despite the fact that it was incredibly simple. the entire film essentially takes place on a single set and no "event" really takes place throughout the film, but the diologue was poetic. i just had a really good time watching people talk for 80 minutes, and the fate of these well planned characters really mattered to me. great movie.
The Petrified Forest Quotes
|Mrs. Chisholm:||Oh you needn't look so martyred, I've never complained - I've given you everything you've wanted. At the price of my self-respect, my individuality and everything else.|
|Alan Squier:||Oh Lord; now it's going to be all over.|
|Alan Squier:||Oh Lord, now it's going to be all over.|
|Gabrielle Maple:||Paris! That must be the most marvelous place in the world for love, isn't it Alan?|
|Alan Squier:||All places are marvelous, Gabrielle.|
|Gabrielle Maple:||Even here?|
|Alan Squier:||Especially here, my darling. As long as I live I'll be grateful to the Duke.|