“The whole world’s about three drinks behind.”

That’s probably the most quoted quote from movie superstar Humphrey Bogart.

The first annual Bogart Film Festival has just concluded down in Key Largo, Florida. The theme this year was film noir. And the festival screened a few non-Bogie films as well, including oldies such as Double Indemnity and newer fare, such as Drive.

Hello, everybody. Joe Morella and Frank Segers, your classic movie guys, here again kicking off another week. We were happy to note that among the Bogie films the Key Largo folks screened were The Treasure of Sierra Madre and In a Lonely Place.

Of course there are dozens of Bogart films for future festivals. Which leads us to a couple of our favorite quotes from the legendary star.

“I made more lousy pictures than any actor in history.”

and

“You’re not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi.”

Yes. Unlike most of the multitude of celebrities we have today, Bogart knew when he wasn’t and when he was a star.  Most of the gang today are interested in publicity. Bogart’s credo: “All you owe the public is a good performance.”

 

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