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The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest

1936
Romance
Drama
1h 22m
Alan Squier, a failed, world-weary British writer, hikes into an isolated, weather-beaten desert café in Arizona owned by Jason Marple... (imdb)
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The Petrified Forest

1936
Romance
Drama
1h 22m
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Avg Percentile 60.19% from 361 total ratings

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Rated 19 Nov 2007
60
33rd
This "play" features a good interplay among accomplished actors but it's lost its punch over time and now seems wordy. Bogart later starred in a similar style drama, "Key Largo" which was better done.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
78
26th
Typical of the "art of licking" that Hollywood used at the time, this is clearly a stage oriented performance with the camera operating at a some what auxilliary role. Great Bogie before he made it big with Leslie Howard anchoring the stitchings of this potentially uninspired storyline.
Rated 04 Dec 2009
71
50th
Certainly, Sherwood's play's conceits about individuality seem a bit threadbare, but the film's ability to view life through its characters' poetry-colored glasses remains gripping.
Rated 10 Oct 2010
80
75th
great stuff, a simple stage play that has clearly withstood the test of time. leslie's nihilistic, romantic character was certainly interesting to watch. bogart played his part to perfection; in particular, i loved the twitch when the door behind him blew open.
Rated 24 Dec 2008
55
15th
It looks way too much like a play, and is very dated, which is natural of course. Bogart snarls very well, but I find Leslie Howard a little too soft in his role.

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