Capital Celluloid 2020 — Day 122: Sun Dec 6

High Sierra (Walsh, 1941): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 2.50pm

This 35mm presentation, also screening on 14th and 29th December, is part of the Big Screen Classics season at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
The 1941 film in which Humphrey Bogart became Humphrey Bogart, under the guiding hand of Raoul Walsh. It's not the best work of either artist—John Huston's script talks too much, and Joan Leslie's clubfooted innocent is pretty hard to take—but it's fascinating to watch the outlines of Bogart's persona come into focus. With Ida Lupino as the good bad girl, and the indispensable Arthur Kennedy.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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