Raoul Walsh

High Sierra

High Sierra

Marking the moment when the gritty gangster sagas of the 1930s began giving way to the romantic fatalism of 1940s film noir, High Sierra also contains the star-making performance of Humphrey Bogart, who, alongside top-billed Ida Lupino, proved his leading-man mettle with his tough yet tender turn as Roy Earle. A career criminal plagued by his checkered past, Earle longs for a simpler life, but after getting sprung on parole, he falls in with a band of thieves for one last heist in the Sierra Nevada. Directed with characteristic punch by Raoul Walsh—who makes the most of the vertiginous mountain location—Roy and Lupino’s Marie, a fellow outcast also desperate to escape her past, hurtle inexorably toward an unforgettable cliffside climax and a rendezvous with destiny.

Film Info

  • United States
  • 1941
  • 100 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • English
  • Spine #1099

Special Features

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Colorado Territory, director Raoul Walsh’s 1949 western remake of High Sierra
  • New conversation on Walsh between film programmer Dave Kehr and critic Farran Smith Nehme
  • The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh, a 2019 documentary by Marilyn Ann Moss
  • Curtains for Roy Earle, a 2003 featurette on the making of High Sierra
  • Bogart: Here’s Looking at You, Kid, a 1997 documentary aired on The South Bank Show
  • New interview with film and media historian Miriam J. Petty about actor Willie Best
  • New video essay featuring excerpts from a 1976 American Film Institute interview with High Sierra novelist and coscreenwriter W. R. Burnett
  • Radio adaptation of High Sierra from 1944
  • Trailers
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith

    New cover illustration by Jennifer Dionisio

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Oct 12, 2021

Special Features

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Colorado Territory, director Raoul Walsh’s 1949 western remake of High Sierra
  • New conversation on Walsh between film programmer Dave Kehr and critic Farran Smith Nehme
  • The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh, a 2019 documentary by Marilyn Ann Moss
  • Curtains for Roy Earle, a 2003 featurette on the making of High Sierra
  • Bogart: Here’s Looking at You, Kid, a 1997 documentary aired on The South Bank Show
  • New interview with film and media historian Miriam J. Petty about actor Willie Best
  • New video essay featuring excerpts from a 1976 American Film Institute interview with High Sierra novelist and coscreenwriter W. R. Burnett
  • Radio adaptation of High Sierra from 1944
  • Trailers
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith

    New cover illustration by Jennifer Dionisio
High Sierra
Cast
Ida Lupino
Marie
Humphrey Bogart
Roy Earle
Alan Curtis
Babe
Arthur Kennedy
Red
Joan Leslie
Velma
Henry Hull
Doc Banton
Henry Travers
Pa
Jerome Cowan
Healy
Minna Gombell
Mrs. Baughmam
Barton MacLane
Jake Krammer
Donald MacBride
Big Mac
Cornel Wilde
Louis Mendoza
Willie Best
Algernon
Zero the dog
Pard
Credits
Director
Raoul Walsh
Produced by
Jack L. Warner
Screenplay by
John Huston
W. R. Burnett
From a novel by
W. R. Burnett
Cinematography by
Tony Gaudio
Art direction by
Ted Smith
Dialogue director
Irving Rapper
Sound by
Dolph Thomas
Music by
Adolph Deutsch
Editing by
Jack Killifer