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Another Faulkner-Hawks collaboration that never got filmed as originally planned.

The film, as actually shot, is a poor thing compared to Faulkner's conception of it: a man (Bogart) seeking redemption and finding himself the cynosure of a community that depends on him.  It is, in fact, a parable about Faulkner's own plight after winning the Nobel Prize. I work out this subtext in The Life of William Faulkner.
 
Faulkner knew both Brennan and Humphrey Bogart, and both actors spoke to both the talkative and taciturn sides of Faulkner’s character.
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