Before They Were Stars (2-for-1 Special): Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy in “Up the River”

Since we just did a Shouts From the Back Row podcast about the Golden Age of Hollywood, I thought I’d dig up an obscure film featuring two of the biggest stars and one of the biggest directors from said Golden Age. Up the River is a 1930 comedy about a group of escaped convicts which was made by the one and only John Ford before he became one of Hollywood’s most renowned directors. Amazingly, this otherwise forgettable effort just happens to contain the feature film debuts of both Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy! And it would also be their last appearance together, as these two irons never shared the silver screen again. Here is Up the River for viewing in its entirety.

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