High Sierra is a 1941 American film noir directed by Raoul Walsh, written by William R. Burnett and John Huston from the novel by Burnett, and starring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart. Its plot follows a career criminal who becomes involved in a jewel heist in a resort town in California's Sierra Nevada, along with a young former taxi dancer (Lupino).
An aging gangster, Big Mac, is planning a robbery at a fashionable resort hotel in the resort town of Tropico Springs in the Sierra Nevada. He wants the heist led by convicted bank robber Roy Earle, whose recent release from an Indiana prison was the result of Big Mac's bribing the governor. Roy drives cross-country to an abandoned logging camp in the mountains to meet with the three men who will assist him in the heist: Louis Mendoza, who works as a clerk in the hotel, Red, and Babe, who are already living at the camp. Babe has brought along his girlfriend Marie Garson, a dance hall performer from Los Angeles.
|author||John Huston W. R. Burnett|
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|contentLocation||California Palm Springs|
|keywords||abandon bank robber capture car accident car crash clubfoot collect dance hall engage follow force heart attack hide kill las vegas logging camp los angeles news broadcast newspaper headline plan resort hotel security guard sierra nevada small town spring stolen jewel taxi dance hall want warn young woman|
|theme||film noir heist|