great film about greed, human nature, the circle of life, the absurdness of taking life seriously, and more. everyone is great, especially bogey and huston, but holt and bennett (look for him in the academy awards next year during the “people we lost this year” segment) deserve notice as well. bogart was 49 here, but he’s as lively as always. hard to believe that he had less than 10 years left. huston is my favorite, though. he embodies the old guy i wish to become – he’s got the right world view and goes about things methodically and without worry. in the end, it’s his let-the-chips-fall-where-they-may attitude that keeps him alive and happy. we get the impression that even if bogey were alive in the end, the ending might cause him to kill himself or go crazy; he’s just not the type of character who could take such a jolt.