Today We Live

Gary Cooper as Bogard in a screencap from Today We Live (1933)

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Today We Love

Despite Joan Crawford’s last minute addition to the cast, she and Howard Hawks got along well while filming Today We Live (1933), and Hawks would work with Gary Cooper on his first Oscar winner, Sergeant York, and on the classic comedy Ball of Fire.

Today We Live

Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford in their only film together, Today We Live (1933), one of Howard Hawks’ four weak films.  Not surprisingly it got a very positive review in the Hollywood Reporter review of the day.  The review says that the direction of Howard Hawks “is well nigh perfection.”

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/today-we-live-review-1933-movie-1093323

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Robert Young as Claude in a screencap from Today We Live (1933)

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Franchot Tone as Ronnie in a screencap from Today We Live (1933)

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Joan Crawford as Diana in a publicity still for Today We Live (1933)

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Robert Young and Joan Crawford in a publicity still for Today We Live (1933)

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Robert Young and Franchot Tone behind the scenes of Today We Live (1933).

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Today We Live (1933) was ruined by MGM studio interference.  They had Howard Hawks as director and William Faulkner as screenwriter adapting his own story, but they were hired in service of a Joan Crawford romance.

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Robert Young and Joan Crawford in Today We Live (1933)

To Have and Have Not

Bogart and Bacall on a phonograph record of a radio version of To Have and Have Not (1944) from Oct 14, 1946.  Their second film together, The Big Sleep, premiered Aug 23, 1946 and was still in theaters.

To Have and Have Not

Walter Brennan as Eddie, sidekick to Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not (1944).  He was also there for Edward Arnold in Come and Get It, and John Wayne in Red River and Rio Bravo in four of his six films with Howard Hawks.  He wasn’t anybody’s sidekick in Barbary Coast, and in Sergeant York he was Pastor Pyle, a slightly different relationship with Gary Cooper.

To Have and Have Not

Marcel Dalio’s got a hold of Humphrey Bogart as Lauren Bacall looks for Humphrey’s next move in To Have and Have Not (1944).

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Lauren Bacall responds to Walter Brennan’s verbal test as Humphrey Bogart watches in To Have and Have Not (1944).

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autographed foreign film program for To Have and Have Not (1944).