Modern Fix


back to DVD reviews home Artist: Humphrey Bogart Title: The Humphrey Bogart Era Label: MVD

There are three parts to this DVD and CD package. The DVD contains two features. First is the 1953 film Beat the Devil. Featuring Bogie, this is a comedy satire of the type of tough guy mysteries Bogart is famous for. Paired with this is an appearance by the great actor on The Jack Benny Show. Full of laughs as Bogie and Benny continue to attack the stereotype, the Jack Benny portion is marred by bad visual quality due to it apparently being a kinescope. The audio CD contains period music to set the mood. The 20 tracks include recordings by Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and more.

Tom “Tearaway” Schulte