Action · After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort. High Sierra is a heist film and early film noir written by W.R. Burnett and John Huston from the novel by Burnett. The film features Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart and was directed by Raoul Walsh on location at Whitney Portal , halfway up Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevada of California. The screenplay was. 4 Nov High Sierra is groundbreaking cinema for at least two reasons. First, it was Bogart's first chance to prove that he could carry an entire picture as a leading man (and boy did he!). Second, unlike other crime pictures of the early 40's, it dared to portray criminal characters with some very decent human qualities.
22 May High Sierra (). Humphrey Bogart finally became a star in He was hardly an overnight sensation. The New York actor -- blessed with good luck and what would become a powerful, irresistible presence on screen – failed and quit films once already. Hollywood wasn't exactly looking for Humphrey. Overview of High Sierra, , directed by Raoul Walsh, with Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, at Turner Classic Movies. 16 Nov My Review --Great Film, Excellent Bogart Your Bogie Film Fix: out of 5 Bogies! Director: Raoul Walsh The Lowdown Immediately after being released from prison, ex-con Roy Earle (Bogart) signs on for one more heist at a high class resort. As he and his partners prepare for the robbery, Earle is.