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Oscar-winner Humphry Bogart ("Casablanca," "The African Queen") plays Roy 'Mad Dog' Earle, an escaped convict who is on the run. With police and the press on his trail, Earle takes refugee among the peaks of the Sierra Madres. This is Bogart's first starring role. Co-starring Ida Lupino ("The Hard Way"), multiple Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Arthur Kennedy ("Peyton Place," "Some Came Running") and Oscar-nominee Henry Travers ("It's A Wonderful Life"). Written by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner John Huston ("The Maltese Falcon," "The African Queen," "Prizzi's Honor").
This is the best Humphrey Bogart performance I've ever seen. Yes, he made about a billion movies so it's possible that I'm wrong, but to me he is much more touching as the sweet gangster in High Sierra. He may be an escaped convict, but he is also lonely and wants desperately to be loved. Bogart shows both sides of the character, and is backed by Ida Lupino's constistently great acting.