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3 things about Raoul Walsh’s HIGH SIERRA

High Sierra [1941] 1. A dead body in a bed, no sentiment about it. 2. When we see her again Velma has a new hairstyle. 3. A bus to Las Vegas.

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3 things about John Huston’s KEY LARGO

Key Largo [1948] 1. “Put it this way, for a few hours you’re going to be our guests.” 2. He grabs her by the arms and goes in for a kiss. She’s too stunned to resist. 3. Glistening, miniature rubber … Continue reading

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3 things about John Huston’s THE AFRICAN QUEEN

The African Queen [1951] 1. “‘What an absurd idea.’ ‘What an absurd idea.’ Lady, you got ten absurd ideas for my one.” 2. Leeches. Salt. 3. A flock of empty gin bottles bobbing in the river.

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3 things about Delmer Daves’ DARK PASSAGE

Dark Passage [1947] 1. POV shot from the inside of the barrel as it tumbles down the hillside. 2. Agnes Moorehead’s peculiar pyramidal hairdo. 3. Glass elevator illuminated from within.

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3 things about Archie Mayo’s THE PETRIFIED FOREST

The Petrified Forest [1936] 1. Sign: TIPPING IS UN-AMERICAN/KEEP YOUR CHANGE 2. He kisses her; she swats him away like a fly. 3. “Have a drink, my colored brother.”

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3 things about Michael Curtiz’ CASABLANCA

Casablanca [1942] 1. “Where were you last night?” “That’s so long ago I can’t remember.” “Will I see you tonight?” “You know I never make plans that far in advance.” 2. A tear begins to slide down her cheek; she … Continue reading

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3 things about Howard Hawks’ TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT

To Have and Have Not [1944] 1. “Cut out the baby talk.” 2. After the interrogation they go across the street to the Bar du Zombie. However, neither has any money to buy a drink. 3. He fires the gun … Continue reading

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