- uploaded: Aug 9, 2010
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For HUMPHREY BOGART.
The only actor that did not change his NAME.
The only one to stand up to the HOUSE Un-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES witch hunt.
There was a KNOCK on the door early one morning of a family in LOS ANGELES. The husband looked out of the window and said to his wife "Hey, that looks like HUMPHREY BOGART out there, but he's dressed like a BUM!"
It was BOGART. He was on his way to SAN PEDRO and his beloved boat SANTANA when his car broke down. He walked fifteen or twenty miles back to town, no one would stop so early in the A.M. and give him a ride. He was tired and hungry. He was invited to join the family for breakfast. He ate his bacon and eggs with the CHILDREN and rest of the family GOGGLING at every bite.
He remained a lifelong friend, visiting from time to time....
INTEGRITY and REALITY.
BOGIE was real.....
OH- "THE MALTESE FALCON" is the most faithful adaptation ever filmed, in my opinion, except for the fact that SAM SPADE really was described as looking more like JEFF BRIDGES....