HIGH SIERRA
1941, Warner Bros., 100 min, USA, Dir: Raoul Walsh

Script by John Huston and W.R. Burnett, from Burnett’s novel. The quintessential gangster romance, from the pen of one of America’s most important crime writers. Humphrey Bogart plays Mad Dog Earle, an outlaw looking for one last score, sidetracked by love, hounded by inescapable fate. With the incomparable Ida Lupino and Joan Leslie, both taking excellently to Walsh’s rugged and fast-paced direction. Remade twice, as COLORADO TERRITORY and I DIED A THOUSAND TIMES.


HIDE-OUT
1934, Warner Bros., 81 min, USA, Dir: W.S. Van Dyke

On the lam from the cops, ladies man and racketeer Jack “Lucky” Wilson (Robert Montgomery) is wounded by a bullet and taken in by a farmer. As it turns out, a farm is the perfect hide-out for a crook, and Lucky stays on with the chickens and roosters while the police unsuccessfully look for him. But when Lucky meets and falls for the farmer’s lovely daughter Pauline (Maureen O’Sullivan), he must somehow reconcile his double life - his gangster ways and his current cow-milking - so that he can be with the woman he loves. A wonderfully funny crime comedy from director W.S. Van Dyke (THE THIN MAN)! With Mickey Rooney and Edward Arnold.


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