Thursday, October 6, 2011
'Almost all of the roles that made Bogart a star (after a decade of toiling in minor films) were roles he got because George Raft had turned them down, from High Sierra (1941), in which Bogie was first noticed as a viable box office draw, to Casablanca (1942), which made him a true international star. Ironically, after having being overshadowed by Raft the whole first half of his career, Bogart is today by far the better-known star and is considered the superior actor of the two.'
top: doesn't bogie look terrific in a tee-shirt! bottom: judging by this photograph of well known ladies man george raft, i think it is fair to say he turned down scripts due to other interests.