Dark Passage (1947)

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Dark Passage (1947)

September 27, 1947 See More

Runtimes: 01 hr 46 min

Dark Passage (1947) Synopsis

Bogey's on the lam and Bacall's at his side in Dark Passage, Delmer Daves' stylish film-noir thriller that's the third of four films Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall made together. Bogart is Vincent Parry who, framed for murder, escapes San Quentin and soon emerges from plastic surgery with a new face. Bacall is Irene Jansen, Vincent's lone ally. In a supporting role, Agnes Moorehead portrays Madge, a venomous harpy who finds pleasure in the unhappiness of others. The chemistry of the leads is undeniable, and they augment it here with exceptional tenderness. Exceptional too are the atmospheric San Francisco locations and the imaginative camera work that shows Vincent's point of view - but not his face - until the bandages are removed. Lest Irene get ideas, the post-surgery Vincent tells her: "Don't change yours. I like it just as it is."

Rated NR

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by John Chard

Dark Passage, light journey. *** This review may contain spoilers *** Vincent Parry has been imprisoned in San Quentin for murdering his wife, he escapes at sets about clearing his name. After being picked up, and then hidden by Irene Jansen (who has followed... Read More

Dark Passage (1947) Casts

Humphrey Bogart

Vincent Parry

Lauren Bacall

Irene Jansen

Agnes Moorehead

Madge Rapf

Paul Panzer

Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Ramon Ros

Waiter (uncredited)

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