One of Bogey’s best films, this action-comedy holds up now far better than a number of his better-known pictures.
A terrific, colorful cast of characters portray Broadway gamblers and Irish-American gangsters facing off against a Nazi spy ring in WWII New York City. A fast-moving story, a lot of great dialogue, and a glimpse of familiar faces like Phil Silvers and Jackie Gleason in their salad days. Cast also includes wonderful Warner regulars like Peter Lorre and Conrad Veidt.
This DVD from Warner Brothers includes, Commentary by director Vincent Sherman and Bogart biographer Eric Lax, Vintage newsreel, Joe Doakes comedy short ‘So You Want to Give Up Smoking’, Classic cartoon ‘Lights Fantastic’, Trailers for All Through the Night and Gentleman Jim, Call the Usual Suspects: The Craft of the Character Actor featurette.
1942, B&W, 107 minutes