Re: RARA-AVIS: Bogie

From: Patrick King (
Date: 24 Mar 2008

--- Kevin Burton Smith
<> wrote:

> Not to say Bogart did a bad job in The Falcon -- he
> didn't -- or that
> Cortez is a dead ringer -- he's not -- but Bogart's
> certainly not the
> person that comes to mind when you read the book --
> unless you already
> know of the movie. Bogart's face is more jowly and
> droopy than
> anything Hammett describes...
****************************************************** Your comments may be true of the Bogart in THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA or THE CAIN MUTINY or SABRINA, but not of the young Bogart in THE MALTESE FALCON. Frankly, it's a black and white movie. I have no idea what color Sam Spade's hair is. But when I read the description of Spade on the first page of FALCON, it summonses up Bogart's face to me. And, yeah, I've read it once or twice.

Patrick King

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