The Petrified Forest

Friday, July 11 - Sunday, July 13, 2014

35mm print

“Humphrey Bogart’s first screen success was a re-creation of his stage triumph as the infamous Duke Mantee, a southwestern thug who keeps a seedy diner full of people hostage overnight. Among the hostages: a dreamy girl with romantic illusions about the world (Bette Davis) and a melancholy poet (Leslie Howard) willing to lay down his life to help her preserve those illusions… all the principals are smashing.” – Chicago Reader

  • Country USA
  • Year 1936
  • Running Time 83 minutes
  • Director Archie Mayo