Tuesday, June 3, 2014

WILLIAM BOYD as HOPPY - - 1938 - 1941


BAR 20 JUSTICE
1938
PRIDE OF THE WEST
1938


IN OLD MEXICO
1938

THE FRONTIERSMEN
1938

SUNSET TRAIL
1939

SILVER ON THE SAGE
1939

RENEGADE TRAIL
1939

RANGE WAR
1939

LAW OF THE PAMPAS
1939

SANTA FE MARSHAL
1940

THE SHOWDOWN
1940

HIDDEN GOLD
1940

STAGECOACH WAR
1940

THREE MEN FROM TEXAS
1940

DOOMED CARAVAN
1941

IN OLD COLORADO
1941

Monday, June 2, 2014

THE BOGART YEARS - - 1930 - 1937





 HUMPHREY DEFOREST BOGART
(1899 - 1957)

He was a giant of the movie industry, but stood only 5' 8" in height. He was never a struggling actor living from hand to mouth, but struggled for over a decade before becoming a high tier performer.

The man known as "Bogie" was born into an uppercrust family. His father was a Manhattan surgeon, and his mother was a well-known magazine illustrator. His parents sent him to private schools (Trinity School and Phillips Academy).

Plans were for young Bogart to attend Yale Medical School, but his being expelled from Phillips Academy put a quick halt to that. Instead, the young man joined the U.S. Navy.

He signed a contract with Fox in 1930 but was dropped after two years. The next four years, Bogart freelanced in films until Warner Bros. gave him a long-term contract in 1936.

But, in spite of always giving great performances, WB saw him as a supporting player and cast him as such until he broke the barrier in 1941 with the feature HIGH SIERRA.

THE MALTESE FALCON soon followed, and from then on, Humphrey Bogart topped the credits until he passed away of cancer in 1957.


UP THE RIVER
1930

A DEVIL WITH WOMEN
1930

BODY AND SOUL
1931

BAD SISTER
1931

A HOLY TERROR
1931

LOVE AFFAIR
1932

BIG CITY BLUES
1932

3 ON A MATCH
1932

MIDNIGHT
1934

THE PETRIFIED FOREST
1936

BULLETS OR BALLOTS
1936

TWO AGAINST THE WORLD
1936

CHINA CLIPPER
1936

ISLE OF FURY
1936

BLACK LEGION
1937

THE GREAT O'MALLEY
1937

MARKED WOMAN
1937

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

WILLIAM BOYD as HOPPY -- 1935 - 1938


HOP-A-LONG CASSIDY
1935

THE EAGLE'S BROOD
1935

BAR 20 RIDES AGAIN
1935

HEART OF THE WEST
1936

CALL OF THE PRAIRIE
1936

3 ON THE TRAIL
1936

HOPALONG CASSIDY RETURNS
1936

TRAIL DUST
1936

BORDERLAND
1937

HILLS OF OLD WYOMING
1937

NORTH OF THE RIO GRANDE
1937

RUSTLER'S VALLEY
1937

HOPALONG RIDES AGAIN
1937

TEXAS TRAIL
1937

PARTNERS OF THE PLAINS
1938

CASSIDY OF BAR 20
1938

HEART OF ARIZONA
1938