Humphrey Bogart: Behind the Legend (1994). Interview Guests for this episode consist of Lauren Bacall (Wife/actress), Theodore Bikel (Actor), Rod Steiger (Actor), John Huston (Director), Julius Epstein (Screenwriter), Joe Hyams (Biographer), Alistair Cooke (Journalist), Jeffrey Lyons (Film Critic), and Michael Medved (Film Critic/Radio Show Host), with Harry Smith (Host) and Larry Robinson (Narrator). Archive film footage includes Humphrey Bogart, Ann Dvorak, Dick Brandon, Leslie Howard, Charles Wilson, Mayo Methot, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Dooley Wilson, Edward G. Robinson, Katharine Hepburn, Jennifer Jones, plus several unidentified performers.
Film clips include a screen glimpse of Humphrey Bogart through the years, in scenes from Three on a Match (1932), The Petrified Forest (1936), Dead End (1937), They Drive by Night (1940), High Sierra (1941), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Casablanca (1942), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Key Largo (1948), The African Queen (1951), Beat the Devil (1953), and The Desperate Hours (1955), as well as his interview on “Person to Person: Episode #2.1” (1954), plus a radio interview with Humphrey (1947), and Katharine Hepburn’s interview on “The Dick Cavett Show” (1973), and Newsreel coverage of Lauren and Humphrey’s traveling to D.C. to testify before the HUAC (1948) (plus a 1945 clip of their wedding reception).
Great documentary all around.
"There’s no sacrifice too great for a chance at immortality." —Humphrey Bogart as Dixon Steele in In a Lonely Place (1950), directed by Nicholas Ray.
Below: Clifton Young and Humphrey Bogart rehearse a scene for cinematographer Sid Hickox (in raincoat) on the San Francisco location of Dark Passage.
Bogart, Stewart and Hitchcock together in the fourties
All the essential documentaries on Alfred Hitchcock, including Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999), The Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock (1973), Reputations: Alfred Hitchcock (1999), In the Master’s Shadow: Hitchcock’s Legacy (2008), Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009), American Masters: Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (1999), Alfred Hitchcock Directs ‘Frenzy’ in 1972, Hitchcock: Alfred the Great (1994), Alfred Hitchcock - Masters of Cinema (Complete Interview in 1972), and A Talk with Hitchcock (1964).
William Holden, Billy Wilder and Humphrey Bogart on-set of Sabrina (1954)
"You will not find in my pictures any phony camera moves or fancy setups to prove that I am a moving-picture director. My characters don’t rush around for the sake of being busy. I like to believe that movement can be achieved eloquently, elegantly, economically and logically without shooting from a hole in the ground, without hanging the camera from the chandelier and without the camera dolly dancing a polka."