Dark Passage
Dark Passage (1947)

In this film, Humphrey Bogart heads the cast as an escaped convict, wrongly accused of his wife's murder. With the help of friendly cabbie Tom D'Andrea, Bogart makes contact with sympathetic plastic surgeon Housley Stevenson. With… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 27, 1947
DVD Release Date: November 4, 2003
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92%
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82%



Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The structure and character sense of the David Goodis novel are intact, and a full-throttle supporting cast has a ball with meaty parts.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

An odd, atmospheric 1947 thriller.

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

The plot is a stretch even in the realm of classic crime melodrama and film noir, not that it's an issue when you have the chemistry of Bogie and Bacall and great use of San Francisco locations.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

The story is involving, the atmosphere is as starkly noir as anything Bogart participated in, and the dynamic between the leads is as conspicuous as ever.

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Variety Staff
Variety

What starts out as a thriller switches en route into a sagging, psychological drama, but recovers in time to give out with the satisfying gory stuff.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Just because Dark Passage is considered the runt of the Humphrey Bogart-Lauren Bacall litter doesn't mean it lacks its own measure of shaggy-dog charm.

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TIME Magazine

This thriller is not quite up to the best Hitchcock, but it does prove that Delmer Daves is a man to watch. And The Dark Passage is a picture to see.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Even though bored by the story -- which, because of its sag, you may be -- you can usually enjoy the scenery, which is as good as a travelogue.

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TV Guide

An example of how star power can compensate plot, this is the least electric of the Bogart-Bacall pairings; luckily, there's Agnes Moorehead, the screen's best hornet, to intervene whenever the going gets too lackadasical.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Bogie and Baby again, baby, this time in San Francisco, where she picks up an escaped con on the lam and brings him home ... okay, so maybe its a smidgen… More
Aj V
This is one of my favourite film noirs. The story is brilliant and the cast is great. I highly recommend this one.
Graham Jones
Though not on the level as the other Bogart/Bacall classics, this surprisingly experimental film noir has plenty to enjoy. Also great images of 1940's San… More
Devon Bott
In "Dark Passage", a man (Bogart) wrongly convicted of killing his wife escapes from prison and is picked up by a sympathetic painter (Becall) who… More
Pierluigi Puccini
A good chance to watch Bogart and Bacall getting emotional. I found this noir quite entertaining but some events and decisions made by the characters were a tad… More
xGary Xx
A man jailed for killing his wife escapes and with the aid of a beautiful well wisher attempts to reveal the truth behind her death. This film is mainly known… More