Dark Passage

1947 • 106 minutes
56 reviews
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Bogey's on the lam and Bacall's at his side in Dark Passage, Delmer Daves' stylish film-noir thriller that's the third of four films Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall made together. Bogart is Vincent Parry, a prison escapee framed for murder who emerges from plastic surgery with a new face. Bacall is Irene Jansen, Vincent's lone ally. In a supporting role, Agnes Moorehead portrays Madge, a venomous harpy who finds pleasure in the unhappiness of others. The chemistry of the leads is undeniable, and they augment it here with exceptional tenderness. Exceptional, too, are the atmospheric San Francisco locations and the imaginative camera work that shows Vincent's point of view - but not his face - until the bandages are removed. Lest Irene get ideas, the post-surgery Vincent tells her: "Don't change yours. I like it just as it is." So do we.

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56 reviews
Jon Lusty
November 2, 2014
The story built slowly, evolving a mystery of what the main character looked like, though the reveal was as you might expect. Great production values. Great to see these two acting together, my first time seeing the pair in a film. Bogart's performance was far superior to "The Return of Doctor X" :)
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Louis Spohn
May 12, 2015
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July 30, 2015
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