Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled Plays

From: Bruce Townley (
Date: 20 Jan 2000

On: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 at18:25 James Rogers sent: Re: Re - RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled Plays

> Come to think of it, wasn't "The Petrified Forest" a stage play before
>making Bogie a star in the movies?

It's my recollection that Leslie Howard, star of the stage production was the one who used his pull to get Humphrey Bogart to reprise his searing portrayal of Duke Mantee on the big screen. The studio folks didn't want the, then, relative unkown, at first.

Bruce T. =

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