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 Mr. Chisholm
as Joseph the Chauffeur
as Commander of Black Horse Troopers
as Mantee's Girl
as 2nd Lineman
as Radio Announcer
as Gramp Maple
Critic Reviews for The Petrified Forest
Bogart is merely the villain, and his screentime is rather limited, but he immediately provides a striking presence.
Mayo makes it endearing, dark, almost existential with its radiograph of American stereotypes from the years after the Great Depression. [Full review in Spanish]
Very young people won't find The Petrified Forest much fun, but adults, who like wise and witty talk, with or without gunplay, should find it rewarding.
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.
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