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The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest is a 1936 American film directed by Archie Mayo and based on Robert E. Sherwood's 1935 Broadway drama of the same name; the motion picture stars Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart. The screenplay was written by Delmer Daves and Charles Kenyon, adaptations were performed on radio and television; the film is set in Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. In the midst of the Great Depression, Alan Squier, a failed British writer, now a disillusioned, penniless drifter, wanders into a somewhat frowzy roadside diner in the remote town of Black Mesa, Arizona, at the edge of the Petrified Forest; the diner is run by Jason Maple, his daughter Gabrielle, Gramp, Jason's father, who regales anyone who will listen with stories of his adventures in the Old West with such characters as Billy the Kid. Gabrielle's mother, a French war bride who fell in love with Jason when he was a young, handsome American serviceman, left her "dull defeated man" after World War I and moved back to France when Gabrielle was a baby.

She now sends poetry to Gabrielle, who dreams of moving to Bourges, where her parents first met, to become an artist. Alan tells his story—how he wrote one novel lived in France for eight years with his publisher's wife, trying to write another—and Gabrielle is smitten with him. Gabrielle shows Alan her paintings—the first time she has shown them to anyone—and reads him a favorite François Villon poem. Boze Hertzlinger, a beefy diner employee who has wooed Gabrielle in vain, grows jealous of Alan, who decides to leave forthwith, he mooches a ride from wealthy tourists Mrs. Chisholm. Duke and his gang seize the Chisholms' car and drive to the diner, where Duke has arranged to rendezvous with his girlfriend, Doris, on their way to Mexico. Alan, the Chisholms, their chauffeur soon make their way back to the diner as well. Alan, indifferent to the hostage situation, engages Duke in lively conversation and toasts him as "the last great apostle of rugged individualism." Boze snatches a rifle and gets the drop on Duke, but during a momentary distraction Duke draws his pistol and shoots Boze in the hand, regaining control.

Duke learns that Doris has been captured, has revealed their rendezvous location to the police. As police and federal agents converge on the diner, Duke prepares to flee, announcing that he will take Mr. and Mrs. Chisholm with him. Inspired by Boze's act of courage, Alan has an inspiration: while Gabrielle is in the back room bandaging Boze's hand, he produces a life insurance policy from his bag and amends it, making Gabrielle the beneficiary, he asks Duke to kill him, so that Gabrielle can use the insurance money to realize her dream of moving to France. Duke obliges leaves with his human shields. Alan dies in Gabrielle's arms, secure in the knowledge that she, unlike the rest, will escape her dead-end existence to pursue her dreams. Leslie Howard as Alan Squier Bette Davis as Gabrielle Maple Humphrey Bogart as Duke Mantee Genevieve Tobin as Mrs. Chisholm Dick Foran as Boze Hertzlinger Joseph Sawyer as Jackie Porter Hall as Jason Maple Charley Grapewin as Gramp Maple Paul Harvey as Mr. Chisholm Adrian Morris as Ruby Slim Thompson as Slim Eddie Acuff as First Lineman Francis J. Scheid as Second Lineman John Alexander as Joseph, the chauffeur Nina Campana as Paula, the cook Arthur Aylesworth as Commander Jim Farley as Sheriff Gus Leonard as Jim, the Mailman The 1935 Broadway production of The Petrified Forest starred Howard, an established star, Bogart, a journeyman actor in his first leading theatrical role.

Sherwood based the Duke Mantee character on John Dillinger, the notorious criminal who in 1933 was named the FBI's first "Public Enemy #1" by J. Edgar Hoover, in 1934 was ambushed and gunned down in spectacular fashion by FBI agents. Bogart, who won the stage role in part because of his physical resemblance to Dillinger, studied film footage of the gangster and mimicked some of his mannerisms in his portrayal. For the film, Warner Brothers intended to cast the more bankable Edward G. Robinson as Duke; the film made Bogart a star, he remained grateful to Howard for the rest of his life. In 1952, Bogart and Lauren Bacall named their daughter Leslie Howard Bogart in honor of Howard, killed in a plane crash when the German air force shot down his BOAC flight from Lisbon to Bristol during World War II. In 1948, Robinson portrayed a character similar to Duke—a famous gangster holding a disparate group of people hostage in a Florida hotel—in Key Largo; that film's hero was played by Bogart. In his penultimate film, The Desperate Hours, Bogart played another gangster holding a suburban family hostage.

He described that character as "Duke Mantee grown up." The Petrified Forest was performed on CBS's Lux Radio Theater in 1937, with Herbert Marshall, Margaret Sullavan, Donald Meek in the principal roles. Another radio adaptation starring Joan Bennett, Tyrone Power, Bogart aired on The Screen Guild Theater on January 7, 1940. In 1955, a live television version was performed as an installment of Producers' Showcase, a weekly dramatic anthology, featuring Bogart as Mantee, Henry Fonda as A

Amos (album)

Amos is the second studio album by American country music singer Michael Ray. It was released via Atlantic Nashville on June 1, 2018, its lead single, "Get to You", has charted in the top 20 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Ray named the album after his late grandfather, the inspiration for most of the tracks on the album; the album debuted on Billboard's Top Country Albums at number 5, with 6,700 copies sold. It sold an additional 1,600 copies in the second week, it has sold 16,600 copies in the United States as of April 2019. Perry Coleman - background vocals Paul DiGiovanni - electric guitar, synthesizer David Dorn - keyboards, synthesizer Tony Lucido - bass guitar Rob McNelley - electric guitar Miles McPherson - drums, percussion Gordon Mote - organ, Wurlitzer Russ Pahl - pedal steel guitar Danny Rader - banjo, acoustic guitar, hi-string guitar Michael Ray - lead vocals Jordan Schmidt - programming, background vocals Adam Shoenfeld - electric guitar Derek Wells - electric guitar Nir Z. - drums, programming

The Sand Pebbles (film)

The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 American war film directed by Robert Wise in Panavision. It tells the story of an independent, rebellious U. S. Navy machinist's mate, first class aboard the fictional river gunboat USS San Pablo, on Yangtze Patrol in 1920s China; the film features Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen, Simon Oakland, Larry Gates, Marayat Andriane. Robert Anderson adapted the screenplay from the 1962 novel of the same name by Richard McKenna; the Sand Pebbles was a commercial success at its general release. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards and eight Golden Globe Awards, with Attenborough winning the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. In 1926, Petty Officer, First Class Jake Holman transfers to the Yangtze River Patrol gunboat USS San Pablo; the ship is nicknamed the "Sand Pebble" and its sailors "Sand Pebbles". The crew have hired coolies to do most of the work. Holman, as chief Machinist's Mate, takes hands-on responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the ship's engine, upsetting the head engine room coolie, Chien.

Holman earns the antipathy of most of his fellow sailors, but does become close friends with Frenchy, a seasoned yet sensitive sailor. While the ship is underway on patrol, Holman discovers a serious problem with the engine, he informs the captain, Lieutenant Collins, that they must stop for repairs, but Collins refuses until executive officer Bordelles declares a mechanical emergency. Chien insists on making the repairs, Holman acquiesces so that Chien can save face. Chien is killed when the locked engine slips into gear, chief coolie Lop-eye Shing blames Holman. Holman selects Po-Han to take on Chien's work. Po-Han is harassed by a large, bullying sailor named Stawski, resulting in a boxing match on which the crewmen place bets. Holman is in the corner of his friend Po-Han, despite being badly beaten by Stawski, ends up winning, his victory leads to the rest of the crew. When news comes of an incident involving British gunboats, Collins orders the crew not to return any fire from the Chinese, to avoid a diplomatic incident.

Lop-eye Shing purposely sends Po-Han ashore, where he is predictably chased down the beach and tortured by a mob. When Collins is unable to buy Po-Han's release, Po-Han begs for someone to kill him; the San Pablo remains moored on the Xiang River at Changsha, due to low water levels, through the winter of 1926–27. It must deal with hostile crowds surrounding it in numerous smaller boats. Lt Collins fears a mutiny. Frenchy has saved an educated Chinese woman, from prostitution by paying her debts, he marries her and swims ashore to visit, but dies of pneumonia one night. Holman finds Maily sitting by Frenchy's corpse; some Chinese men burst in, beat Holman, kill Maily. The next day several Chinese demand Holman be turned over to them as the "murderer" of Maily and her unborn baby; when the demand is rejected, the Chinese blockade the gunboat. The crew fear for their demand that Holman surrender to the Chinese. Order is not restored. With spring's arrival, the crew can restart river patrols, but the Nanking Incident results in orders to return to the coast.

Collins disobeys and travel upstream of Dongting Lake to evacuate idealistic, anti-imperialist missionary Jameson and his school-teacher assistant, Shirley Eckert, from a remote mission. Holman had met Eckert in Hangkow months earlier, the two had fledgling romantic feelings for each other; the San Pablo must break through a boom made up of junks linked by a massive bamboo rope blocking the river. A boarding party is sent to cut the rope. Fighting breaks out in which twelve US many more Chinese are killed. Holman chops with an axe, while under fire, he is forced to kill a young Chinese militiaman who attacks him recognizes him as a friend of Jameson and Eckert. The ship continues upriver. Collins leads Holman and Bronson ashore. Jameson refuses rescue. Collins orders Holman to forcibly remove Eckert and Jameson, but Holman declares he is going to stay with them. Nationalist soldiers attack, killing Jameson. Collins orders the patrol to take Eckert to the ship, remains behind to provide covering fire.

Collins is killed leaving the rebellious Holman in command. Holman and Eckert have a tearful parting making clear their love for each other, with Holman assuring her he will be following shortly. Holman is fatally shot just when he is about to rejoin the others, his last bewildered words are. What happened. What the hell happened?" Eckert and the remaining two sailors reach the ship, the San Pablo sails away. Former child actor and career naval officer Frank Coghlan, Jr. was the technical advisor to the film regarding the U. S. Navy, made an uncredited appearance as one of the American businessmen stripping Maily. For years Robert Wise had wanted to make The Sand Pebbles, but the film companies were reluctant to finance it; the Sand Pebbles was paid for, but because its production required extensive location scouting and pre-production work, as well as being monsoon-affected in Taipei, its producer and director Wise realised that it would be over a year before principal photography could begin. At the insistence of the film company, Wise agreed to direct a "fill-in" project, The Sound of Music, a film that became one of the most popular and acclaimed films of the 1960s.

The film company spent $250,000 building a replica gunboat named the S