High Sierra (Warner Bros.) (1941)

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ACCOCOOUOUEOONOUOROGHEOREOASEGUEUUEEOUEEQUUUOOUGOLOCEOUHRSORSOOOOUROOUCUOQUUOUEDOCOEOUIONEEOUED f-UOP NO.1... IMPORTANT ENDORSEMENTS " "HIGH SIERRA’ is an excitement-loaded yarn if ever I knew one! On film it’s a world-beater!”’ Newspaperdom’s acknowledged No. 1 story-teller, MARK HELLINGER “ "HIGH SIERRA’ is the most thrilling and unusual picture I have directed since ‘What Price Glory’. Director of a Hundred Hits, RAOUL WALSH “"My story to top ‘Little Caesar’ is ‘HIGH SIERRA’.” Famed author, W. R. BURNETT Play them big in your lobby, theatre programs, reprints for street giveaways and envelope stuffers, and special publicity stories. QUIZ CONTEST IN WANT ADS We think your newspaper will go for this classified ad page quiz. Contest mixes questions about the day’s classified ads and the picture's stars. Guest tickets go to persons submitting correct sets of answers and best 50-word letters describing why the contestants like the paper's classified ad pages. Below we give you our idea of how your paper might handle the quiz: FREE!—MOVIE TICKETS—FREE! 25 TICKETS to the STRAND THEATRE to see “HIGH SIERRA” starring IDA LUPINO and HUMPHREY BOGART Pick up scene cut and caption from publicity pages of book. Here’s your chance to see—absolutely free!—screen entertainment at its best—“High Sierra,” starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart; written by W. R. Burnett, famed author of “Little Caesar” and directed by Raoul Walsh, director of a hundred hits. All you have to do to win guest tickets for yourself is to answer correctly the ten questions given below and then write a 50-word letter on why you like to read the Daily Record’s classified ad pages. The questions call for information about ads in today’s Daily Record and about the stars of “High Sierra.” It’s easy and lots of fun. Anybody can win—so it might as well be YOU! The questions (answers in parentheses) : 1. Where can you buy a 1940 Dodge for $375? 2. In what previous picture were Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart seen together? (“They Drive By Night”) 3. What telephone number would you call to learn stenography in six weeks? 4. What price is Blake's selling its 9 x 12 rugs? 5. Humphrey Bogart’s role as “Duke Mantee” in what picture started him on his road to stardom? (‘Petrified Forest’’) 6. Ida Lupino’s father is a famous English comic. What is his name? (Stanley Lupino) 7. What guarantee does Smith’s Electrical Appliance Store give its customers? 8. What are the Sunbeam Laundry’s flat wash rates? 9. For what kind of roles is Humphrey Bogart famous? (Gangster-tough guy parts) 10. In what adventure story about the sea will Ida Lupino appear with Edward G. Robinson and John Garfield? (The Sea Wolf’’) CLICK... Right for Theatre Tie-Ups ULCUEUUOUEORORGOUGEREUTOURORREEROROOROGRORRORDEROROERODOOODORGOROERORRERORROQRRCCGEREEROUGEURCRGEROROOUOOORBOHQERDCGONSOROHRAUGEROUROUGHUGHOERGEUGEGGHOGASERQERERDERORQONORDGUOONGOQORDCROGRGOROONGORONSONDEOONOCHOERORDONOONSCRQOROBDOQCOROSOGOODNOBS ® Second Day Advance ‘High Sierra’ Reaches Peak of Screen Thrills Still HS Leica 1; Mat 205—30c ACTION ALL THE WAY in Humphrey Bogart’s new picture “High Sierra” based on the novel by W.R. Burnett, author of “Little Caesar.” “High Sierra” has its first local showing Friday at the Strand. “High Sierra” is a paradox. It’s a gangster story that isn’t a gangster story at all. Humphrey Bogart carries a gun, an unsmiling face, and a prison record all through the film. But he doesn’t admit he’s a criminal. As a matter of fact, he never thinks about it. If you asked him, he’d say he was a farmer. “High Sierra” introduces you to one of the strangest men in the annals of American crime. His name is Roy Earle, and, as played by Humphrey Bogart, he’s an amazing character. Termed by the authors “the last of the Dillinger gang,” Roy Earle lives that description as he moves across the screen in this extremely unusual film. Novelist W. R. Burnett, who wrote the best seller, and who then helped Scenarist John Huston adapt the novel to the screen, drew on his own police reporting to set his characters. Incidentally, Burnett was also the author of “Little Caesar.” When the picture opens it picks up Roy Earle already in prison. Thinking things over there, he makes up his mind that he'll spend the rest of his life as a simple farmer, living with the sky and the soil. But by the time Roy decides to start back to the farm, it’s too late. With one short, last, look at the Indiana meadows, Earle follows his loyalty to “Big Mac,” who had “sprung” him and had then gone to California. There, a mountainside camp whose location gives the story its title of “High Sierra’ becomes his hideout while Earle waits for Big Mac’s instructions to. do his “last caper,” the $500,000 holdup of a swank winter resort. During his stay at the hideaway, Roy Earle has attracted a new devotion, which matches his own to Big Mac. The new devotion is a double proposition; there is a girl friend named Marie, who is played by Ida Lupino; and a little friendly dog named Pard. Raoul Walsh, the picture’s director, is noted for the deft balance between romance and hard, blunt, “punch” that he has delivered in many hit pictures, like Mae West’s “Klondike Annie,” and Jimmy Cagney’s recent “Fighting Sixtyninth” and “Roaring Twenties.” The same punch accompanies Bogart and Miss Lupino through “High Sierra.” Joan Leslie is a reddish haired screen newcomer with wide, schoolgirl eyes, whose dewy freshness attracts Roy Earle. But day dreamings finally depart. Earle and Marie find they are part of a tigerish pattern of life. Roy never wants to pass his life as a gangster, and he never admits that he feels like one. But a posse forms the final jury. © Third Day Advance BOGART PACKS PUNCH IN NEW HIT Humphrey Bogart is off the reservation again. After several months of reasonable deceney in his screen life, during which time he lost an arm but kept a wife in “They Drive by Nabigiht.,”* Humphrey is back behind |oWa S(t Wa pee shooter, practicing villainy. Humphrey’s new picture opening Friday at the Stir and: shows him as a heavy with a_ soft heart. For this role Humphrey goes back to the too-tight black suits, the carefully buttoned coat, the short haircut with trimmed temples, a touch of grey (to show how he worries), a belt that is big enough and strong enough to support the artillery he carries and the hard, direct look. “There are a few fundamental rules for screen gangsters to follow,” explained Humphrey, relaxing between scenes on the set while Director Raoul Walsh lined up a new piece of heavy business. “He must keep the tight lip. The loose, romantic under-lip spoils the effect. It’s apt to tremble and register fear or weakness. “A clipped speech is helpful in some roles though not essential. Flexing the cheek muscles gives the audience the idea that the heavy isn’t too happy in his work. He wishes he could be home with baby — baby being almost any blonde in whom he is interested at the moment. “If he sticks to a few simple rules of villainy and adds a touch or two of his own — some suggestion of bad manners to show that he didn’t have a chance as a kid — he can make meanness pay on the screen.” 7 Mat 105—15c Humphrey Bogart