Re: RARA-AVIS: Thompson or Goodis?

Date: 30 Sep 2006

In a message dated 9/30/06 6:14:26 PM, writes:

> As far as Bogart or Mitchum--with all due respect to Robert Mitchum,
> who was great in Night of the Hunter and Out of the Past, I'd have
> to pick Bogart in a landslide. Range and screen presense he showed
> in Treasure of Sierre Madre, Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, African
> Queen, The Roaring Twenties, The Petrified Forest, The Caine Mutiny,
> In a Lonely Place, among many others, could only be rivaled by
> Cagney, DeNiro, and maybe Pacino.

In a Lonely Place is what convinced me that Bogie was more than a stage actor, if he ever even spent time on the stage

my favorite Mitchum role is in a war movie: Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

John Lau

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