Yeah, he was a very well-to-do young man. D'ya think we don't believe him b'cuz we're so used to seeing the rough & tumble Bogie? Folks probably had a little trouble believing him as Duke Mantee on Broadway at the beginning of the thirties. Funny how perspective changes things.
"You build my gallows high, baby."
You might be right there, I didn't grow up knowing who he was but I certainly saw his later films first. It's probably difficult to accept him because we're so used to the other side of him.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself - Charlie Chaplin