Director: Archie Mayo
Starring: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart
Leslie Howard and Bette Davis, two wonderful actors of the mid 1930s and fellow co-stars for Of Human Bondage are reunited in film about love, passion for life, and death entitled The Petrified Forest. A story about two people simply passing each other in life, both of whom are lost souls searching for something better, are put in an unpredictable circumstance and discover what their destinies are. From this cast rises a new actor to the big screen, but unlike the actors of the past seems to carry with him a skill to add emotional demons that haunt his eyes to the very being of the character he is playing. Here his is a no name, but Humphrey Bogart would be given his first major chance in the movies, and makes the most of it as the ruthless mobster that holds up a small diner, including our unlikely couple, allowing for a relationship to come to fruition in a tragic love story.
|Davis and Howard on set in the "desert"|
|Davis, Howard, and Bogart|