I’ll never see Tay Garnett‘s Stand-In (’37), a Hollywood satire which costars Leslie Howard, Joan Blondell and Humphrey Bogart. I’d never even heard of it until this morning. Obviously an outlier in Bogart’s film resume, and probably underwhelming by today’s standards. Garnett was a “house” director who made only one truly memorable film — The Postman Always Rings Twice (’46). And yet (this is the odd part) for some reason I couldn’t stop chuckling when I saw the below screen capture.
Another oddball Bogart film is The Return of Doctor X (’39), a B-level cheapie in which Bogart plays a diabolical scientist-vampire-zombie. I’ll probably never see that one either.