Petrified Forest Movie Review 1936

Information and Film Reviews for Petrified Forest the Movie

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Writer Alan Squier (Howard) is hitchhiking through the Arizona desert when he stops at a run-down gas station/diner run by Maple (Hall) and his daughter Gabrielle (Davis). Once an idealist, Alan now feels he has little to live for, which may explain his attitude when the diner patrons and employees are held hostage by on the lam gangster Duke Mantee (Bogart) and his boys. Often gripping, with memorable performances from Davis, Howard, and Bogart. Based on the play by Robert Sherwood with Howard and Bogart re-creating their stage roles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 83 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adapted from a Play, Diner, Gangs, Hostage!, Writers
Delmer Daves
Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Dick Foran, Charley Grapewin, Porter Hall, Genevieve Tobin, Joseph (Joe) Sawyer
Sol Polito
Archie Mayo
Bernhard Kaun
Warner Bros.

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