Invisible Stripes - Bogart, Raft, and Holden!

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  1. SteveGon

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    Anyone catch Invisible Stripes on TCM yesterday morning? George Raft plays an ex-con trying to go straight, Humphrey Bogart is his still-crooked gangster friend, and a very young William Holden is the little brother who is tired of his working-class existence and is considering a life of crime. Before I go any further, I have to admit that I fell asleep halfway through this! [​IMG] [​IMG] I'd just worked 12 hours and was REALLY tired. Still, from what I saw of it, Invisible Stripes was an enjoyable little film that I wish were out on home video. With a cast like that, you have to wonder why it isn't.
     
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    Steve,
    Seen it several times and have it on tape. A good film with Bogart still playing supporting role as bad guy before his big break came in "High Sierra" a couple of years later. TCM is a film buff's dream channel.




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    I'm still kicking myself for falling asleep! [​IMG]
    Anyway, as I said, I'd love to see Invisible Stripes and those other Bogart films from the thirties on DVD. While Bogie has his fans, I know these wouldn't be big sellers, so perhaps Warner could cut costs by double-billing them as Universal did with their second wave of classic monster movies?
     
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    That sounds like a good idea to me. They sort of did that with The Big Sleep, as it has the release version and an alternate version (don't remember if they were separate or branched). A true double feature would be outstanding, and probably the only way to get "smaller" titles like The Big Shot and Roaring Twenties.
    The thing about Warners: they may not release a lot of catalog titles (though, haven't we heard that is changing?), but they usually do them right. Key Largo, for instance, has an astounding transfer, and I love the way they now use the original poster art.
    Anyway, I'm afraid I'm starting to hijack your thread, Steve. [​IMG] If anyone saw Invisible Stripes this weekend or any other time, your thoughts, please.
     

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