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The Petrified Forest (1936)

Not Rated | | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance | 8 February 1936 (USA)
A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.

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Gabby lives and works at her dads small diner out in the desert. She can't stand it and wants to go and live with her mother in France. Along comes Alan, a broke man with no will to live, who is traveling to see the pacific, and maybe to drown in it. Meanwhile Duke Mantee a notorious killer and his gang is heading towards the diner where Mantee plan on meeting up with his girl. Written by MarlicOne {imdb@motechnet.com}

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AGAIN THEY TRIUMPH!...The stars of 'Human Bondage' in a picture greater than the play!


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8 February 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Petrified Forest  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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(Turner library print)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Apache Beer was prominently featured in the movie. There is an advertisement in the background, and it is on the table when Alan Squier is eating his dinner. Apache Beer was introduced by the Phoenix-based Arizona Brewing Company in 1934 and was available in Arizona and parts of New Mexico and Texas. The brand was discontinued in 1943. Apache Beer items are very rare and valued by collectors. Thousands of dollars have been paid for cans in very good condition. See more »

Goofs

When Allan examines Gabrielle's paintings on the roof, the position of his hands changes, from hooked around the top edge of the stack of paintings to resting on them about two-thirds of the way down, between shots. See more »

Quotes

Alan Squier: You've got to die.Then die for freedom. That's worth it. Don't give up your life for anything so cheap as revenge.
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Edited into Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

I'd Rather Listen to Your Eyes
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played on the radio
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A Leslie Howard Classic
2 November 1999 | by (Pa.) – See all my reviews



Based on the stunningly emotion play of the same title Petrified Forest is the tale that Acting great Leslie Howard will always be remembered for.He is at the heart of this film as a disillusioned intellectual whose personality never survived the war. Bette Davis is also strong as the waitress who Howard shares his secrets with. Humphrey Bogart made an impressive screen debut repeating the role of Duke Mantee at Howard's insistence. Howard and Bogart played the roles on stage and it is a treasure to see these two actors performances preserved for posterity. Those on this page who have questioned Howard's portrayal of his role are obviously missing the entire emotional through line of his role. Howard was far ahead of his time, an extremely naturalistic actor in a Hollywood obsessed by type casting. Watch this film and be moved by the story. you won't regret it.


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