Humphrey Bogart - The Signature Collection, Vol. 1
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Humphrey Bogart - The Signature Collection, Vol. 1

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Director: Humphrey Bogart

Cast: Humphrey Bogart

     
 
One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities,

Overview

One of the most beloved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue from director Michael Curtiz defies standard categorization. Simply put, it is the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably the crafty Capt. Renault (Claude Rains), Rick's café has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which will allow them to escape to America. One day, to Rick's great surprise, he is approached by the famed rebel Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), Rick's true love who deserted him when the Nazis invaded Paris. She still wants Victor to escape to America, but now that she's renewed her love for Rick, she wants to stay behind in Casablanca. "You must do the thinking for both of us," she says to Rick. He does, and his plan brings the story to its satisfyingly logical, if not entirely happy, conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
This box set collects four terrific movies starring the incomparable Humphrey Bogart, the craggy-faced, raspy-voiced character actor who became one of Hollywood’s most enduring stars by virtue of his acting ability and charisma. Three of these four films are true classics. High Sierra (1941), in which Bogart actually took second billing to Ida Lupino, cast the longtime Warner Bros. contract player as aging, weary gangster “Mad Dog” Earle -- a role reportedly turned down by every leading man to whom it was offered. Bogie revealed his acting range with his measured portrayal of a killer whose soft-heartedness eventually proves his undoing. Casablanca (1943)…well, what can we say about Casablanca that hasn’t already been said? It may well be the definitive Humphrey Bogart vehicle, and it’s certainly attained iconic status in American popular culture. The version included in this box is the recently restored Special Edition, which sports numerous extras including never-before-seen footage cut prior to the film’s release. Bogie took a big chance for a star of his stature by playing an unsympathetic character in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), but his performance as obsessed gold prospector Fred C. Dobbs is arguably the most finely nuanced of his entire career. This too appears here in its recent Special Edition incarnation, outfitted with a variety of well-chosen supplements. They Drive by Night (1940) initially alerted astute critics that Bogart was becoming a screen force to be reckoned with. A suspenseful drama about truck drivers that pairs him with George Raft (who, incidentally, turned down the star-making roles Bogie took in both High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon), it nonetheless falls a bit short of the admittedly high mark set by its three companions in this essential collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/03/2006
UPC:
0012569794702
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video

Special Features

Featurettes for 4 titles; Separate Casablanca commentaries by Roger Ebert and by film historian Rudy Behlmer; Bacall on Bogart documentary; The Treasure of the Sierra Madre commentary by Eric Lax; Profiles of Bogart and Joh Huston; Vintage vault treasures and radio shows; Hours more!

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Casablanca [Two-Disc Special Edition]
1. Credits and Foreword [2:23]
2. Refugee Roundup [4:06]
3. Rick's Café Americain [2:21]
4. Impressed With Ugarte [3:50]
5. Knock on Wood [1:13]
6. Renault the Romantic [3:24]
7. Lowdown on Laszlo [3:20]
8. Ugarte Arrested [2:11]
9. Citizen of the World [2:27]
10. The Laszlos [3:39]
11. Tango Delle Rose [2:16]
12. Play It, Sam [2:26]
13. Reunion [2:25]
14. Of All the Gin Joints [2:44]
15. Paris Memories [3:25]
16. Here's Looking at You [5:40]
17. Ilsa's Story [2:59]
18. No Names, No Travel [3:07]
19. At the Blue Parrot [:33]
20. Visa for One [3:52]
21. Everybody Comes to Rick's [2:39]
22. If Someone Loved You [3:32]
23. Lucky Guy [2:31]
24. The Might Marseillaise [2:51]
25. Were You Lonely? [5:13]
26. Ilsa's Plea [3:08]
27. For Both of Us [2:53]
28. Destiny's Hand [4:11]
29. Double-Dealing [3:16]
30. Least Vulnerable Spot [3:18]
31. We'll Always Have Paris [3:14]
32. Beautiful Friendship [4:01]
Disc #2 -- Casablanca [Two-Disc Special Edition]
1. Introduction [4:14]
2. Early Career [3:41]
3. The Petrified Forest [3:24]
4. Studio Player 1936-940 [5:14]
5. High Sierra [3:44]
6. The Maltese Falcon [8:48]
7. Wartime; Casablanca [10:08]
8. To Have and Have Not [5:17]
9. The Big Sleep [4:53]
10. A Gutsy Couple [3:28]
11. Dark Passage [1:17]
12. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre [3:45]
13. Key Largo [2:53]
14. Life at Sea [1:29]
15. Santana's Movies [4:04]
16. The African Queen [1:46]
17. Journeyman: Early '50s [4:14]
18. Making Fun [1:24]
19. The Caine Mutiny [2:52]
20. The Harder They Fall [2:25]
21. The Bogart Name [2:51]
22. End Credits [1:23]
Disc #3 -- The Treasure of the Sierra Madre [Two-Disc Special Edition]
1. Credits [:57]
2. Down-at-the-Wheel [2:20]
3. Third Time [3:39]
4. Swindled [4:17]
5. What Gold Does [3:28]
6. Debt Collectors [3:12]
7. All or Nothing [3:40]
8. Train Attack [2:19]
9. Fool's Gold [4:33]
10. Riches Underfoot [3:32]
11. Men of Property [4:38]
12. Cave-In [2:34]
13. On a Money Basis [4:00]
14. Sleepless Night [2:38]
15. Seeing Monsters [4:32]
16. Cody [4:08]
17. Unwanted Guest [4:44]
18. Cards on the Table [1:12]
19. Bandits [2:49]
20. No Badges [3:39]
21. Rescued From Intruders [3:09]
22. The Letter [3:37]
23. Thanks, Mountain [2:42]
24. Visitors [1:58]
25. Saving a Life [3:43]
26. A Claim on Howard [3:24]
27. Who's Boss? [3:02]
28. Betting Over Sleep [2:10]
29. Cutains for Curtin [3:52]
30. Missing [5:10]
31. Temptations [3:58]
32. Water-Hole Reunion [3:08]
33. Dobb's Fate [4:22]
34. Marked for Execution [2:14]
35. Blown Away [4:37]
36. What Next? [4:40]
37. Cast List [2:35]
Disc #4 -- The Treasure of the Sierra Madre [Two-Disc Special Edition]
1. Foreward; His Own Man [4:56]
2. His Own Giant [4:11]
3. Writer in the Making [4:47]
4. The Maltese Falcon [4:38]
5. The Battle of San Pietro [6:52]
6. Let There Be Light [3:49]
7. Ladies' Man [1:28]
8. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre [4:33]
9. Horse Crazy [3:26]
10. Papa and Cheena [3:11]
11. The Asphalt Jungle: The Red Badge of Courage [3:57]
12. Facing Death Unafraid (September Song) [3:27]
13. The African Queen [4:58]
14. Moulin Rouge [3:13]
15. Soul of a Painter [2:23]
16. Beat the Devil [3:49]
17. Ireland [6:30]
18. Moby Dick [3:23]
19. Heaven to the Unforgiven [6:20]
20. The Misfits [4:26]
21. The Night of the Iguana [3:40]
22. The Actor [2:18]
23. Weaknesses [1:59]
24. For Love or Money [4:27]
25. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean [3:04]
26. The Man Who Would Be King [5:35]
27. Mexico; Going Fast [6:32]
28. Family Legacy (Prizzi's Honor) [4:35]
29. The Dead [:35]
30. Knock 'Em Dead [3:11]
31. End Credits [2:04]
Disc #5 -- High Sierra
1. Credits [1:09]
2. A New Tune [5:15]
3. The Goodhumes and Velma [3:22]
4. Lose Marie [3:48]
5. All Figured Out [1:33]
6. Kindred Spirits [4:17]
7. How the Gun Went [3:30]
8. Chance Reunion [2:49]
9. Looking at the Stars [3:25]
10. Big Mac and Doc [5:25]
11. Close to Velma [4:23]
12. Gun Butt Discipline [5:04]
13. Don't Send Me Away [4:18]
14. Decent Girl's Refusal [5:41]
15. Tonight's the Night [3:55]
16. Heist Gone Bad [4:33]
17. Always a Copper [4:32]
18. One Last Visit [5:05]
19. Marie's Present [2:14]
20. "Mad Dog" Recognized [6:16]
21. Leaving All She's Got [2:23]
22. Bottling Him Up [5:05]
23. Come and Get Me [3:06]
24. Meet Marie [2:22]
25. Last Chance [2:42]
26. Free [2:29]
27. Cast List [:49]
Disc #6 -- They Drive by Night
1. Credits [1:19]
2. An Accident [2:48]
3. Café's Classy Chassis [3:59]
4. Enter/Exit Farnsworth [5:20]
5. Debt Collection [2:07]
6. The Hitchhiker [4:11]
7. Dead Man's Curve [2:42]
8. Sleeping Arrangements [5:08]
9. Save It for Me [2:14]
10. Calling on Carlsen [5:03]
11. Joe's Not Asking [2:55]
12. Wolf at the Door [4:49]
13. It's a Deal [2:38]
14. Paid in Full [3:02]
15. Paul's Bad Break [4:30]
16. Traffic Manager [3:01]
17. A Night Out [4:52]
18. Anniversary Party [3:48]
19. Dead Drunk [5:19]
20. Widow's Preposition [4:11]
21. Another Woman [2:13]
22. You Made Me Do It [6:09]
23. Telltale Door [3:03]
24. On Trial [3:00]
25. The Doors Made Me Do It [3:15]
26. Minds Made Up [2:41]
27. Cast List [:31]

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