Dark Passage

Dark Passage

A FILM BY: Delmer Daves
WRITTEN BY: Delmer Daves
STARRING: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead

Vincent Parry (Bogie), imprisoned after being accused of murdering his ex-wife, escapes and in an effort to disguise himself, gets reconstructive plastic surgery. This bandage-wrapped refuge sets the tone (and POV--for the first half hour of the film, we don't even see Bogie) for DARK PASSAGE, the least loved (undeservedly so!) of Bogie & Bacall's four collaborations. Three of the four could be said to be markedly similar in their plot machinations and insistence in leaning upon the palpable tension between the stars, but Delmer Daves (3:10 TO YUMA, TASK FORCE) had a difference approach with DARK PASSAGE, which, more than any of its meddling noir fascinations, is truly concerned with a different, tender strain of Bogie & Bacall's relationship, in this absurdist, esoteric, and and stubbornly rewarding oddity.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1947
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 106 mins
Format: 35mm