DARK PASSAGE (1947)

(VOD) Another undersung Bogart film, this time coupled with Bacall. Based on David Goodis’ novel — which, sadly, I have yet to read — it’s a far more sophisticated first-person noir than the gimmicky adaptation of Chandler’s THE LADY IN THE LAKE (also 1947). Burton’s infamous Joker reveal scene in BATMAN (1989) was absolutely cribbed from DARK PASSAGE.