The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest
The Petrified Forest
  • UR
  • 1h 23m
  • 1936
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Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis star with Leslie Howard in the hard-edged drama of a group of strangers--sharing only a desperate desire to escape the trap of their own existences--whose lives collide with deadly results in The Petrified Forest. In a small desert town on the edge of the petrified forest--whose trees long ago froze into lifeless, unchanging rock--a disillusioned British intellectual Alan Squier (Howard) meets young Gabby Maple (Davis) who sees him as her ticket to Paris and to her dreams. Squier hopes she succeeds but plans to leave alone, a plan that ends abruptly when gangster Duke Mantee (Bogart) takes the two hostages along with the patrons of a small desert gas station.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Brooklyn Magazine
Henry Stewart

Darker looks have never been cast on celluloid.

June 25, 2017
Josh Larsen

Bogart's breakout, and for good reason.

June 22, 2017
Emanuel Levy

The screen version is still a play, but it's aturning point in the movie career of Humphrey Bogart...

June 22, 2017
Empire Magazine

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:February 8, 1936
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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