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The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest(1936)

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Brief Synopsis

An escaped convict holds the customers at a remote desert cantina hostage.

Cast & Crew

Archie L. Mayo Director
Leslie Howard Alan Squire
Bette Davis Gabrielle Maple
Genevieve Tobin Mrs. [Edith] Chisholm
Dick Foran Boze Hertzlinger
Humphrey Bogart Duke Mantee
Porter Hall Jason Maple
Charley Grapewin Gramp Maple
Paul Harvey Mr. Chisholm

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1936 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., The Vitaphone Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  72 or 83 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  8    

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  • Great Acting

    betty 2018-04-05

    This was Davis as star all the way.And great support from all.Gramps was a little much at times,Bogie seemed lethargic at times,but interesting film. MORE>

  • Why Bogart Held His Hands That Way

    Cato the Censor 2017-11-26

    To respond to a previous viewer, Ving Rhames pointed out why Bogart held his arms so oddly in this film. Since his character was a hardened criminal and a... MORE>

  • The Petrified Forest

    Laurie Brown 2017-07-18

    This one may not be a certified classic, but I absolutely loved it. I've always had a fondness for hostage dramas and siege stories, something about... MORE>