Dark Passage (1947)
Dark Passage, based on the novel of the same name by David Goodis, was released in the U.S. on September 5, 1947. It was the third of four movies starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, the others being 'To Have and Have Not' (1944), 'The Big Sleep' (1946) and 'Key Largo' (1948). The many location scenes in this Delmer Daves movie create an atmospheric record of mid-century San Francisco. Made at the height of the film noir era, the movie is an excellent example of the genre and offers romance to boot.
Vincent Parry (Bogart) has been wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife. After escaping he undergoes facial surgery to avoid recapture while he searches out the real killer, aided by Irene Jansen (Bacall), a young artist who goes out of her way to befriend him. For the first part of the movie the audience observes all from Parry's viewpoint, hearing only his voice as the camera acts as his eyes. Only after the bandages come off do we see Bogart's features, before then Parry's face (somebody else's!) is seen only in newspapers reporting the prison escape.
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- Prison Escape San Quentin, California
- Road to Freedom 5050 Paradise Drive--- Paradise Drive at Ranch Road--- 4092 Paradise Drive, Tiburon Peninsula
- Into the City Waldo Tunnel and Golden Gate Bridge--- Lincoln Blvd at Long Avenue, The Presidio
- Irene's Apartment 1360 Montgomery Street No. 10, Telegraph Hill
- Irene's Patio Rear patio, 1360 Montgomery Street No. 10--- View north from 40 Alta across the Filbert Steps to 228 and 226 Filbert, reversed
- Irene's Apartment Views Living Room: looking north from Alta across the Filbert Steps towards Angel Island, reversed--- Bedroom: looking across Montgomery to the upper Filbert Steps--- Peephole: 3rd floor hallway of 1360 Montgomery
- Irene's Apartment - Real Versus Movie Set Comparing the Living Room, Patio and Bedroom
- George's House Cab turning corner at Kearny and Geary Streets--- One Florence Street off Vallejo, Russian Hill.
- Plastic Surgeon Corner of Vallejo Street and Kearny Street
- The Steps Lower Filbert Steps. Telegraph Hill
- Harry's Wagon 1919 Post Street, near Fillmore.
- Kean Hotel 1018 Mission Street between 6th and 7th, SoMa
- Through the Presidio to the Bridge Crissy Field Avenue--- Long Avenue--- Marine Drive--- Lincoln Boulevard--- The bluff at Fort Point
- Madge's Apartment 1090 Chestnut Street and 1201 Greenwich Street, Russian Hill, two buildings filmed to appear as one
- Cable Car Ride Hyde Street near Filbert--- Union Square--- Powell Street at Market
- Bus Depot Pickwick Hotel, 75 5th Street
- Paita, Peru Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, California
Click here for a photo map of the locations in this movie.