One year, one film: 1936 – The Petrified Forest

One year, one film: 1936 The film: The Petrified Forest, dir. Archie Mayo starring Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE Bette Davis stars in The Petrified Forest as Gabrielle Maple, a young woman living in Arizona. Along with her father and grandfather, she helps run a gas station/diner on an isolated stretch of highway. Most of Gabrielle’s days are monotonous, … Continue reading One year, one film: 1936 – The Petrified Forest

The Petrified Forest (1936)

Gabrielle Maple (Bette Davis) is a bright young girl living in an isolated desert of Arizona, where she operates a gas station and diner with her father (Porter Hall) and grandfather (Charley Grapewin). Gabrielle’s mother is no longer a part of her life, having left Arizona years earlier in order to return to her hometown in France. Gabrielle has big dreams of moving to France … Continue reading The Petrified Forest (1936)