The Big Shot

The Big Shot

Humphrey Bogart
Director: Lewis Seiler Cast: Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
, Irene Manning
Irene Manning
, Richard Travis
Richard Travis
Lewis Seiler

DVD (Full Frame)



Just because Humphrey Bogart had been promoted to the A-list by way of The Maltese Falcon (1941), that didn't mean that he was completely free of such minor potboilers as The Big Shot. Bogart stars as mob leader Duke Berne, a three-time loser who tries in vain to reorganize his old gang upon being sprung from prison. Falling in love with Lorna Fleming (Irene Manning), the wife of crooked attorney Martin Fleming (Stanley Ridges), Berne ends up back behind bars for life, thanks to the vengeful Fleming's courtroom chicanery. Escaping during a prison variety show (dominated by Chick Chandler as an incarcerated blackface comedian), Berne makes a beeline for Lorna, who deserted the duplicitous Fleming when the latter railroaded an innocent young man into jail. Hoping to find happiness in a remote mountain hideaway, Berne ultimately realizes that he's no good for Lorna and spends the rest of the picture atoning for past sins.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/03/2015
UPC: 0888574265472
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:22:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Humphrey Bogart Duke Berne
Irene Manning Lorna Fleming
Richard Travis George Anderson
Susan Peters Ruth Carter
Stanley Ridges Martin Fleming
Minor Watson Warden Booth
Chick Chandler Dancer
Howard Da Silva Sandor
Murray Alper Quinto
Roland Drew Faye
John Ridgely Tim
Joseph King Toohey
John Hamilton Judge
Virginia Brissac Mrs. Booth
William Edmunds Sarto
Virginia Sale Mrs. Miggs
Wallace "Scotty" Scott Rusty
Joseph J. Dowling Frenchy
Ken Christy Kat
Ray Teal Motorcycle cop

Technical Credits
Lewis Seiler Director
Milo Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
Adolph Deutsch Score Composer
Abem Finkel Screenwriter
Daniel Fuchs Screenwriter
Sidney Hickox Cinematographer
John Hughes Art Director
Jack Killifer Editor
Walter MacEwen Producer
Bertram Millhauser Screenwriter
Perc Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Big Shot
1. Chapter 1 [:57]
2. Chapter 2 [:28]
3. Chapter 3 [3:13]
4. Chapter 4 [3:46]
5. Chapter 5 [:42]
6. Chapter 6 [2:48]
7. Chapter 7 [1:49]
8. Chapter 8 [5:26]
9. Chapter 9 [3:50]
10. Chapter 10 [4:55]
11. Chapter 11 [2:47]
12. Chapter 12 [3:09]
13. Chapter 13 [6:12]
14. Chapter 14 [4:02]
15. Chapter 15 [1:56]
16. Chapter 16 [5:49]
17. Chapter 17 [5:27]
18. Chapter 18 [2:42]
19. Chapter 19 [3:35]
20. Chapter 20 [4:09]
21. Chapter 21 [4:10]
22. Chapter 22 [4:57]
23. Chapter 23 [2:45]
24. Chapter 24 [1:45]
25. Chapter 25 [:36]

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