Dark Passage

Synopsis: Bogart plays a man convicted of murdering his wife who escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence. Bogart finds that his features are too well known, and is forced to seek some illicit backroom plastic surgery. The entire pre-knife part of the film is shot from a Bogart's-eye-view, with us seeing the fugitive for the first time as he starts to recuperate from the operation in the apartment of a sympathetic young artist (played by Bacall) for whom he soon finds affection. But what he's really after is revenge.
Director(s): Delmer Daves
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

I'd be letting myself in for

a few years of prison.

That's another thing.

Right now, I'm letting myself in for

a broken jaw.

What do you mean,

"a broken jaw"?

You're all set to clip me one, aren't you?

I can't afford to make mistakes.

-Maybe I've made one.


There's a motorcycle cop

coming up behind us.

He's dead ahead of us now.

He's stopping at the tollgate.

Lie still.

Hold your breath and cross your fingers.

Hear there's a roadblock on the other side.

-A killer's loose.

-So they say.

We're at my place. You ready?

-What's next?

-You're going to stay here.

-That's no good.

-Can you think of something better?

Then get ready, count 10.

By that time I'll be inside

and have the elevator ready to go up.

It's one of those pushbutton kinds.

When you've counted 10, get out,

walk in fast, but don't run.

I'll be waiting inside, on your right.

Okay, start counting.

...eight, nine, ten.

When we get to my floor,

let me go on ahead.

-I'll make sure nobody's coming.

-All right.

-Wait here.


You just make yourself at home.

I don't get this.

Why are you doing this for me?

I have no money, nothing.

There can't be anything in it for you

except a jail sentence.

Wait here. I want to show you something.

And turn on the music if you like.

-I see you like swing music.

-Yes, legitimate swing.

I wanted you to see this.

It was printed in the Record

at the time of your trial.

"Letters to the Editor."

"I think it's time someone spoke up

on behalf of Vincent Parry.

"The prosecution daily steers away

from the facts of the case...

"makes every effort to picture Parry

as an unfaithful husband, a vicious killer.

"I know nothing

of Parry's marital difficulties...

"or the finality of the evidence of murder...

"but I do know he is being

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Delmer Daves

Delmer Lawrence Daves (July 24, 1904 – August 17, 1977) was an American screenwriter, director and producer. more…

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