Dark Passage

"Very Good"

Dark Passage Review


A minor classic in the noir genre, Dark Passage is nonetheless too simplistic and too unbelievable to make much of an impression. Bogart is typically great as a falsely-accused prison escapee searching for his wife's real killer, while Bacall is also good as the woman who inexplicably helps him out. The gimmick? Bogie gets plastic surgery to become Bogie -- and he doesn't appear on camera for nearly an hour until the bandages are off. Also of note: Stephen King appears to have borrowed large chunks of Dark Passage for his novella The Shawshank Redemption.


Dark Passage

Facts and Figures

Run time: 106 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 27th September 1947

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Warner Bros.

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Fresh: 21 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.6 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Vincent Parry, as Irene Jansen, as Bob, as Madge Rapf, Tom D'Andrea as Cabby (Sam), Clifton Young as Baker, Douglas Kennedy as Detective Kennedy, Rory Mallinson as George Fellsinger, Houseley Stevenson as Dr. Walter Coley, Mary Field as Aunt Mary at Bus Station, John Arledge as Lonely Man at Bus Station

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