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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 1 decade ago

Anyone Know the Name of this 1930s Film?

I believe the guy in center is Bogart, and McMurray on the right. Guy on left looks familiar, but can't place him.

It's an actual photo taken from the set of the movie. Found it with some other old movie photos, but most had a caption identifying the film.

All the others were from the 1930s,and this is probably too.


The guy in center was Bogart? And he was in Petrified Forest? Ditto Fred McMurray. I know Davis and Leslie Howard were in that film (because in the packet I foiund there were 4 or 5 action pics fromtha film) but I don't think these guys were. But, I don't know old films

Update 2:

OK right. Checked the Web, Bogart was in Petrified Forest. A ,minor role I guess. Not McMurray tho. Who were th other two guys?

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Wow! An original photo from the movie! That's a great find. I agree with the first responder that's it's from The Petrified Forest (1936).

    The photo is of:

    Joe Sawyer ... Jackie -- on the left

    Humphrey Bogart ... Duke Mantee--gang leader (center) and he played a major role in the film, equal to Bette Davis and Leslie Howard

    Adrian Morris ... Ruby -- on the right

    Here's the plot:

    Adapted from Robert Sherwood's play, a writer falls in love with a waitress while they are taken hostage by a gang of killers.

    In the Arizona desert service station owner Jason Maple (Porter Hall) defends the United States. Boze (Dick Foran) tries to woo Gabrielle (Bette Davis) and kisses her. Hitch-hiker Alan Squier (Leslie Howard) arrives on foot and orders a meal. Jason leaves in his uniform. Alan is a writer, and Gabrielle wants to go to France, where her mother lives. She reads the poetry of Villon. Alan says he married his publisher's wealthy wife in Europe; but she left him. Gabrielle shows Alan her paintings. She doesn't want to marry, and Alan says that Nature is hitting back with neuroses. Gabrielle would like to travel with Alan and invites him to stay until she inherits money from Gramp Maple (Charley Grapewin). Alan thanks her and kisses her good-bye. Boze objects. Alan has no money, but Gabrielle gives him some and gets him a ride with Mr. Chisholm (Paul Harvey), his wife Edith (Genevieve Tobin), and their chauffeur Joseph (John Alexander). They are stopped by Duke Mantee (Humphrey Bogart) and his three men, who take their car.

    Duke, Jackie (Joe Sawyer) and Ruby (Adrian Moore) with guns come in on Gabrielle and Boze. Alan arrives, and Gramp comes in. Alan senses his own death, and Boze criticizes Jackie. Gabrielle tells Boze that she is crazy about Alan, who tells Gramp to die or give money to Gabrielle. Boze grabs a rifle, but Duke shoots his hand. Mr. and Mrs. Chisholm come in with Joseph. Duke threatens to kill them all and takes Mr. Chisholm's money. Alan changes his insurance policy beneficiary to Gabrielle and asks Duke to shoot him before he leaves. Edith says that Alan is in love with Gabrielle. Duke is waiting for Doris. The black Slim (Slim Thompson) comes in, gives the black Joseph a drink, and mocks his subservience. Gabrielle comes back in, and Edith tells her not to deprive herself out of duty; Edith lost her individuality and advises her to go to France. Alan tells Gabrielle he loves her and is transferring his artistry to her. Gabrielle says they could be happy together. Jason and two others in uniform arrive and tell Duke that his pals were caught. A car arrives, and men with rifles begin shooting as the hostages lay down. Duke takes some out as shields. Alan makes Duke shoot him, and Gabrielle holds him as he dies. Gramp tells Gabrielle about the insurance money she gets. Jason calls the sheriff and learns they got Duke. Gabrielle will bury Alan in the petrified forest as he wished.

    Source(s): You'll find a character description here: P.S.S.--In order to find a photo of Joe Sawyer, the supporting actor from The Petrified Forest, I had to watch his last motion picture and that was "How The West Was Won" on VHS. Yep, I got it right. Joe Sawyer is the one on the left-hand side of your photo.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Petrified Forest

    with Bette Davis and Leslie Howard

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  • hassen
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    4 years ago

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