To Have and Have Not

theater flyer for To Have and Have Not (1944)

The Big Sleep

Humphrey Bogart and Sonia Darrin in a scene from The Big Sleep (1946). Sonia was born in Houston, and died on Jul 19, 2020, at the age of 96. She had 13 acting credits in her career, from two uncredited bits in 1941 to a 1950 tv episode. Most of her appearances were uncredited, including a bit as a villager in Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman.

Sonia is also the mother of popular child tv star Mason Reese, who appeared in at least 75 tv commercials from 1969 and was a guest on The Mike Douglas Show at least 25 times.

The Big Sleep

original poster for The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

print ad for The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep

Bogart and Bacall in a publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946)

To Have and Have Not

Lauren Bacall made her film debut opposite her future husband Humphrey Bogart, in To Have and Have Not (1944)

To Have and Have Not

Humphrey Bogart gives a sarcastic response in a scene from To Have and Have Not (1944). Howard Hawks wanted a female co-star who was even more insolent.

Bogart and Bacall

Bogart and Bacall (1945)

Bogart and Bacall

Bogart and Bacall (1945), the year they were married. They had made The Big Sleep, their follow up with Howard Hawks to To Have and Have Not, but it wasn’t released until 1946.

Bogart and Bacall

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall dining at The Mocambo, c1945.

Rio Bravo

foreign flyer for Rio Bravo (1959)

Rio Lobo

John Wayne in an original publicity still for Rio Lobo (1970), Howard Hawks’ final film. It was below the previous four films Hawks made with John Wayne, but it still holds up as a good movie with much to enjoy.

Rio Lobo

John Wayne visits the dentist in a scene from Rio Lobo (1970).

El Dorado

El Dorado (1966) laserdisc, the high end bridge between video cassettes and dvds that were on the market for a few years.

El Dorado

John Wayne, Paul Fix and Robert Mitchum in an original publicity still for El Dorado (1966). It was not a blockbuster hit for John and Howard Hawks, but it was still a crowd pleasing money maker.