Re: RARA-AVIS: TMF - surprises & sequel?

Bill Hagen (
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 10:59:34 -0600 (CST) Lawrence Gobel's book, _The Hustons_, refers to $175,000 that Bogart's
company (Santana) paid to Huston to direct the picture; Bogart himself told
Joe Hymans (_Bogie_) he ended up sinking "about $400,000 of my own money"
into the picture. I also find the name of John Woolf, an English producer,
in for some amount, fretting that there wasn't enough money to make the
picture in color. So when/how did UA get into it?

Have withdrawn the "sequel" notion, insofar as we're basing it on the text
of TMF, but Huston and others clearly had it & Casablanca in mind. And
then there was Capote, writing at night what was filmed the next day..
Like you said, "a caper" that later turned into a cult classic.

>Bill: It wasn't his money. It was United Artist that paid for the
>film!! Like I said earlier, the whole venture turned into a caper (:-).
>>..but both wanted to go ahead anyway, and Bogart's company produced it.
>>According to one source, Bogie didn't mind losing the money at all.

Bill Hagen

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