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Dark Passage (1947)

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Delmer Daves

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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

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92%
  • Reviews Counted: 24
  • Fresh: 22
  • 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. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Jul 12, 2011

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. – TIME Magazine, Jul 12, 2011

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. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 12, 2011

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. – Michael Atkinson, Village Voice, Jul 12, 2011

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Customer Reviews

What is with iTunes & Rotten Tomatoes???

got to love it when the reviews don't match the movie. This movie though has always been a classic. Rent it, relax and enjoy it!

Interesting gimick

The gimick of the first part of the movie being from Bogart's perspective so that we do not see his face for almost the first half of the movie may put some people off. But it is a good mystery and an entertaining film. If you like Bogey and Bacal you should like this.

Dark Passage (1947)
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  • $6.99
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 1947

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