Dark Passage (1947)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Bogey's on the lam and Bacall's at his side in Dark Passage, Delmer Daves' stylish film-noir thriller that's the third of four films Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall made together. Bogart is Vincent Parry, a prison escapee framed for murder who emerges from plastic surgery with a new face. Bacall is Irene Jansen, Vincent's lone ally. In a supporting role, Agnes Moorehead portrays Madge, a venomous harpy who finds pleasure in the unhappiness of others. The chemistry of the leads is undeniable, and they augment it here with exceptional tenderness. Exceptional, too, are the atmospheric San Francisco locations and the imaginative camera work that shows Vincent's point of view - but not his face - until the bandages are removed. Lest Irene get ideas, the post-surgery Vincent tells her: "Don't change yours. I like it just as it is." So do we.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 25
- Fresh: 23
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Even though bored by the story -- which, because of its sag, you may be -- you can usually enjoy the scenery, which is as good as a travelogue.
Fresh: This thriller is not quite up to the best Hitchcock, but it does prove that Delmer Daves is a man to watch. And The Dark Passage is a picture to see.
Fresh: What starts out as a thriller switches en route into a sagging, psychological drama, but recovers in time to give out with the satisfying gory stuff.
Fresh: The structure and character sense of the David Goodis novel are intact, and a full-throttle supporting cast has a ball with meaty parts.
Surprized by Recipe for "Film Noir"
Weird, wonderful, creative & strangely addictive story. "film noir" is not my type of movie, but like eating brussel sprouts to discover they taste good depending on how they're cooked/served, this movie was really enjoyable. Being "old" only added to it's entertainment value.
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 1947
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