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After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort.
John Huston would later remark on Humphrey Bogart's unique appeal in the role of Roy Earle: "Bogie was a medium-sized man, not particularly impressive off-screen, but something happened when he was playing the right part. Those lights and shadows composed themselves into another, nobler personality: heroic, as in 'High Sierra'. I swear the camera has a way of looking into a person and perceiving things that the naked eye doesn't register."
If I didn't know where they were from, I'd think they were phony.
Roy Earle: Poor old Mac. There he was lying dead with $500,000 beside him. Well, it's all yours and all I want is my cut.
Art: You gonna have to wait a few days for that Roy;
Roy Earle: What?
Art: Don't look at me ...
When Roy Earle, traveling under an alias, first meets Pa Goodhue at the gas station in the desert, he only introduces himself as "Collins". However, when they meet for the second time after the car accident in Tropic Springs, Pa immediately greets him as "Roy," even though Earle had never offered a first name.
"Pard" as Portrayed By "Zero"
Because this movie made Humphrey Bogart a major star, re-releases billed him ahead of Ida Lupino.