History Film / HighSierra

13th Jul '16 4:51:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AntiHero: Roy Earle.
10th Jul '16 8:55:18 PM JulianLapostat
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* {{Expy}}: Roy Earle is based on John Dillinger.


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* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: Roy Earle [[http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTczNjM5MTAzMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDE3MTM2._V1_SX640_SY720_.jpg is based on]] [[http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/0098a8969b75fcbcc047c1d6b8ca240296a8feea/c=0-15-1549-1178&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/Indianapolis/Indianapolis/2014/03/03//1393864227000-inidc5-5kfj0w6wy6vjizus59z-original.jpg John Dillinger]], down to a final last job, tracked by a manhunt and entering into a romance at the time of his death.
25th Mar '16 4:12:27 PM Mdumas43073
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This 1941 heist film, directed by Creator/RaoulWalsh and written by Creator/JohnHuston, is one of Creator/HumphreyBogart's breakout roles that made him a star, along with ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.

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This 1941 heist film, directed by Creator/RaoulWalsh and written co-written by Creator/JohnHuston, is one of Creator/HumphreyBogart's breakout roles that made him a star, along with ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.
25th Mar '16 4:11:25 PM Mdumas43073
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This depression era heist film, directed by Creator/RaoulWalsh, is one of HumphreyBogart's breakout roles that made him a star, along with ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' (and written by Creator/JohnHuston, before his 1941 debut).

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This depression era 1941 heist film, directed by Creator/RaoulWalsh, Creator/RaoulWalsh and written by Creator/JohnHuston, is one of HumphreyBogart's Creator/HumphreyBogart's breakout roles that made him a star, along with ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' (and written by Creator/JohnHuston, before his 1941 debut).''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.
25th Mar '16 4:07:46 PM Mdumas43073
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Bogart stars as robber Roy Earle, pardoned six years into a life sentence through the machinations of ailing crime lord Big Mac. Earle has been broken out to do one last heist, alongside two young toughs, who disgust him with their lack of discipline and smarts. Earle finds himself out of place in a world that is changing fast. His failed romance with a young Dust Bowl refugee convinces him that he has no place in honest life, but when the heist goes bad, he finds loyal companionship in the form of Marie, a dancehall girl from Los Angeles.

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Bogart stars as robber Roy Earle, pardoned six years into a life sentence through the machinations of ailing crime lord Big Mac. Earle has been broken out to do one last heist, alongside two young toughs, who disgust him with their lack of discipline and smarts. Earle finds himself out of place in a world that is changing fast. His failed romance with a young Dust Bowl refugee convinces him that he has no place in honest life, but when the heist goes bad, he finds loyal companionship in the form of Marie, Marie (Ida Lupino), a dancehall girl from Los Angeles.
20th Sep '15 10:41:59 AM JulianLapostat
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This depression era heist film is one of HumphreyBogart's breakout roles that made him a star, along with ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.

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This depression era heist film film, directed by Creator/RaoulWalsh, is one of HumphreyBogart's breakout roles that made him a star, along with ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.
''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' (and written by Creator/JohnHuston, before his 1941 debut).



* BadassInANiceSuit

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* BadassInANiceSuitBadassInANiceSuit: All the gangsters.



* FilmNoir: This is a classic example, although one might consider it a gangster film or pre-noir, as many consider the genre to have been defined with ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.

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* {{Expy}}: Roy Earle is based on John Dillinger.
* FilmNoir: This is a classic example, although one might consider it a gangster film or pre-noir, as many consider the genre to have been defined with ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. Historians cite it as a GenreTurningPoint, in that it was when the 30s gangster film became Noir, noting the greater psychological focus and the symbolism (which generally defined noir) separated it from the 30s gangster films, which were more focused on social opinions of urban crime rather than exploring character motivations.
* MeaningfulName: Roy Earle is a reference to Theatre/KingLear, (Earle is a semi-anagrame for Leare, and Roy is French for King). About the only thing in common was the theme of growing old and the longing for OneLastJob.
30th Nov '14 7:35:03 PM TheWanderer
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* FilmNoir: This is a classic example, although one might consider it a gangster film or pre-noir, as many consider the genre to have been defined with ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.

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* FilmNoir: This is a classic example, although one might consider it a gangster film or pre-noir, as many consider the genre to have been defined with ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.
* NeverGoingBackToPrison: Roy is haunted by BadDreams of prison, and is determined to never return. [[spoiler:Like so many other examples of this trope, he eventually chooses SuicideByCop rather than get taken back to prison.]]
28th Nov '14 8:20:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler: He ends up dead]].

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* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler: He ends up dead]].dead]].
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30th May '14 3:44:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: Everybody dies except Rodriguez, who talked, and Marie, who's going to prison or possibly an asylum, as she appears to be having a nervous breakdown at the end.]]

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: Everybody DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Everybody dies except Rodriguez, who talked, and Marie, who's going to prison or possibly an asylum, as she appears to be having a nervous breakdown at the end.]]
23rd Jan '13 10:33:56 AM erforce
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This depression era heist film is one of HumphreyBogart's breakout roles that made him a star, along with ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.

Bogart stars as robber Roy Earle, pardoned six years into a life sentence through the machinations of ailing crime lord Big Mac. Earle has been broken out to do one last heist, alongside two young toughs, who disgust him with their lack of discipline and smarts. Earle finds himself out of place in a world that is changing fast. His failed romance with a young Dust Bowl refugee convinces him that he has no place in honest life, but when the heist goes bad, he finds loyal companionship in the form of Marie, a dancehall girl from Los Angeles.
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!! This movie contains examples of:

* BadassInANiceSuit
* TheCaper: Roy, Babe, and Red rob a resort hotel
* ClimbingClimax: Earle flees the police up the rocky slopes of the titular High Sierra
* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: Everybody dies except Rodriguez, who talked, and Marie, who's going to prison or possibly an asylum, as she appears to be having a nervous breakdown at the end.]]
* FilmNoir: This is a classic example, although one might consider it a gangster film or pre-noir, as many consider the genre to have been defined with ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''.
* OneLastJob: Roy wants to retire after this heist
* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler: He ends up dead]].
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