The Indelible Humphrey Bogart

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Saturday, March 09, 2013

Humphrey Bogart in 'Casablanca' Humphrey Bogart in 'Casablanca' (Still image)

The American Film Institute has ranked Humphrey Bogart as its number-one American Screen Legend, the greatest male star in the history of American cinema. Bogart's powerful, varied performances, and his distinctive face and voice, all helped him gain that status.

Plus he was in some great movies! And those movies had wonderful scores, such as Max Steiner's music for "Casablanca," Adolph Deutsch's score for "The Maltese Falcon," and Frederick Hollander's music for "Sabrina." David Garland presents these and other scores composed to accompany Humphrey Bogart's indelible performances.

Comments [3]

John Kaufman from Allston, MA

Bogie's production company; Santana made a few of his films in the late forties and early fifties but Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, John Huston) wasn't one of them. It was a Warner Brothers Production. The executive Producer was Jack L. Warner and the producer was Henry Blanke.

Mar. 12 2013 11:38 PM
Emile BEDRIOMO from Manhattan

Dear Mr Garland,
Thank you for your great work On "Music on the Radio". I particularly enjoyed last Saturday, because I have been trying to get the musical soundtrack of Sabrina by composer Frederick Hollander---with his masterful linking of all his arrangements of the best American Songbook classics.
You are the only person who managed to find some of it and play it on the radio. The whole music was, I believe, never isolated, and the male singer is still unknown, I think. Unfortunately, this soundtrack doesn't exist except when you hear it while watching the movie --- which I do often because I love everybody that was involved in its making, especially Billy Wilder and the literally incomparable Audrey.
Thank you again,

Mar. 11 2013 10:55 PM
Judy from New York City

I always listen to Movies on the Radio. Thanks for the tribute to Bogart. I'm proud to be a native New Yorker like Bogie and Bacall. I grew up near Bogie's childhood home on 104th St. & Broadway in Manhattan but in a completely different era. He was the quintessential New York tough guy and I agree that he is the ultimate screen legend. Today's stars can't hold a candle to Bogie and Baby. Thanks, David.

Mar. 09 2013 10:06 PM

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