Modern Matinees: B Is for Bogart

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“[T]his chronological selection captures the evolution of Humphrey Bogart (1899–1957) from typecast tough to superstar of the Hollywood studio system. These films ... underscore the canny mutability of both Bogart’s acting style and his choices of starring vehicles and directors.

Bogart began his career in two short films, The Dancing Town (1928) and the Vitaphone short Broadway’s Like That (1929) … [He] eventually won an Oscar for his portrayal of the brassy Charlie Allnut in The African Queen (1951), the culmination of his longtime professional relationship with John Huston.” —MoMA