History Film / DarkPassage

26th May '16 10:51:32 AM JulianLapostat
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* CantGetAwayWithNothin: Parry can't get far without getting accused, with incriminating evidence moreover, of multiple murders despite being innocent of all of them.


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* FauxAffablyEvil: Baker, the crook who blackmails Parry, tries to offer him advice on living on the lam (advice which Parry puts to good use) but Parry realizes very quickly that Baker wants to continue extorting Irene even after the initial payment and he's a scumbag.
26th May '16 10:49:14 AM JulianLapostat
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The plot follows Vincent Parry (HumphreyBogart), falsely convicted of murdering his wife, as he escapes prison and sets out to clear his name. He is aided in this effort by Irene Jansen (LaurenBacall), who picks up Vincent by the side of the road as he was making his escape and chooses to help him in further endeavours because his case is exactly like her father's, although unlike Vincent, her father died in prison. In order to avoid being recognised by the police, who have a massive dragnet out for him, Parry changes his facial features with the aid of a plastic surgeon and a friendly cab driver.

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The plot follows Vincent Parry (HumphreyBogart), (Creator/HumphreyBogart), falsely convicted of murdering his wife, as he escapes prison and sets out to clear his name. He is aided in this effort by Irene Jansen (LaurenBacall), (Creator/LaurenBacall), who picks up Vincent by the side of the road as he was making his escape and chooses to help him in further endeavours because his case is exactly like her father's, although unlike Vincent, her father died in prison. In order to avoid being recognised by the police, who have a massive dragnet out for him, Parry changes his facial features with the aid of a plastic surgeon and a friendly cab driver.



* BackAlleyDoctor: The plastic surgeon.

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* BackAlleyDoctor: The plastic surgeon.surgeon, who insists that he is not this, but is in fact highly competent and capable, although he is a bit creepy.



* ClearMyName
* ContrivedCoincidence: The film runs on a series of them (not that it's necessarily a bad thing). For example:

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* ClearMyName
ClearMyName: Vincent Parry's goal, which unusually for a Hollywood film of its time, fails. Vincent has to go into hiding because he's never able to get the evidence to clear his name.
* ContrivedCoincidence: The film runs on a series of them (not that it's necessarily a bad thing).thing since it adds to the claustrophobic feel of the film). For example:



** The guy who offers Vincent a ride out of San Quentin happens to be a criminal with a huge grudge.
** The coffee shop Vincent arrives late in the evening just happens to have an off-duty cop.
* CosmicPlaything: Vincent Parry is one of the biggest in films noir, his attempt to clear his name leads him into bizarre coincidences and Kafkaesque reversals at every turn.



* FilmNoir



* POVCam: The first act is told entirely through Parry's perspective.
* RunForTheBorder / TropicalEpilogue
* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco: The setting for the bulk of the story.

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* POVCam: The first act is section of the film features many scenes told entirely through Parry's perspective.
perspective, largely to conceal his face and features.
* RunForTheBorder / TropicalEpilogue
TropicalEpilogue: The finale.
* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco: The setting for the bulk of the story. One of the first Hollywood features to shoot on location in the city and not use CaliforniaDoubling.
26th May '16 7:28:28 AM Mdumas43073
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* MarqueeAlterEgo: For the first act, the protagonist is played by Bogart (via voiceover) but the character looks like someone entirely different (we only see his picture in the paper), Then he gets MagicPlasticSurgery in order to look like Humphrey Bogart for TheReveal and he stays that way for the rest of the film.

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* MarqueeAlterEgo: For the first act, the protagonist is played by Bogart (via voiceover) via voiceover but the character looks like someone entirely different (we only see his picture in the paper), paper). Then he gets MagicPlasticSurgery in order to look like Humphrey Bogart for TheReveal and he stays that way for the rest of the film.
26th May '16 7:26:59 AM Mdumas43073
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* ThoseTwoActors: The third Bogart-Bacall film.
15th May '16 9:37:07 PM JulianLapostat
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''Dark Passage'' is a 1947 FilmNoir directed by Delmer Daves, based on a novel by David Goodis.

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''Dark Passage'' is a 1947 FilmNoir directed by Delmer Daves, Creator/DelmerDaves, based on a novel by David Goodis.
18th Feb '16 11:48:55 PM MasoTey
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''Dark Passage''^ is a 1947 FilmNoir directed by Delmer Daves, based on a novel by David Goodis.

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''Dark Passage''^ Passage'' is a 1947 FilmNoir directed by Delmer Daves, based on a novel by David Goodis.
14th Feb '16 3:12:18 AM eroock
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'''''Dark Passage''''' is a 1947 FilmNoir directed by Delmer Daves, based on a novel by David Goodis.

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'''''Dark Passage''''' ''Dark Passage''^ is a 1947 FilmNoir directed by Delmer Daves, based on a novel by David Goodis.
16th Apr '15 3:14:10 AM Mdumas43073
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''Dark Passage'' is a 1947 FilmNoir directed by Delmer Daves, based on a novel by David Goodis.

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''Dark Passage'' '''''Dark Passage''''' is a 1947 FilmNoir directed by Delmer Daves, based on a novel by David Goodis.
6th Apr '15 3:32:38 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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28th Dec '14 7:07:13 PM Mdumas43073
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* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco

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* UsefulNotes/SanFranciscoUsefulNotes/SanFrancisco: The setting for the bulk of the story.
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