Oscar-winner Humphry Bogart (CASABLANCA, THE AFRICAN QUEEN) plays Roy 'Mad Dog' Earle, an escaped convict who is on the run. With police and the press on his trail, Earle takes refugee among the peaks of the Sierra Madres. This is Bogart's first starring role. Co-starring Ida Lupino (THE HARD WAY), multiple Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Arthur Kennedy (PEYTON PLACE, SOME CAME RUNNING) and Oscar-nominee Henry Travers (IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE). Written by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner John Huston (THE MALTESE FALCON, THE AFRICAN QUEEN, PRIZZI'S HONOR).
Raoul Walsh's well directed crime noir marks a turning point in the career of Bogart. -- Emanuel Levy, EMANYELLEVY.COM