Dark Passage Review
By Christopher Null
A minor classic in the noir genre, Dark Passage is nonetheless too simplistic and too unbelievable to make much of an impression. Bogart is typically great as a falsely-accused prison escapee searching for his wife's real killer, while Bacall is also good as the woman who inexplicably helps him out. The gimmick? Bogie gets plastic surgery to become Bogie -- and he doesn't appear on camera for nearly an hour until the bandages are off. Also of note: Stephen King appears to have borrowed large chunks of Dark Passage for his novella The Shawshank Redemption.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Saturday 27th September 1947
Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment
Production compaines: Warner Bros.
Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Fresh: 21 Rotten: 2
Cast & Crew
Starring: Humphrey Bogart as Vincent Parry, Lauren Bacall as Irene Jansen, Bruce Bennett as Bob, Agnes Moorehead as Madge Rapf, Tom D'Andrea as Cabby (Sam), Clifton Young as Baker, Douglas Kennedy as Detective Kennedy, Rory Mallinson as George Fellsinger, Houseley Stevenson as Dr. Walter Coley, Mary Field as Aunt Mary at Bus Station, John Arledge as Lonely Man at Bus Station