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Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946)

To Have and Have Not

Bogart and Bacall met and fell in love while filming To Have and Have Not (1944).  They were finally married after they finished their followup with Howard Hawks, The Big Sleep, but before the film was released.

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

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Leigh Brackett and Howard Hawks get away with some outrageous sexual innuendo in this scene from The Big Sleep (1946).  Leigh would collaborate with Hawks on most everything else in Hawks’ career, through El Dorado (1967).   Hawks was unaware Leigh was a woman, until their first meeting.

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Bogart and Bacll in an original publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946), another big Howard Hawks hit at Warner Brothers.

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Bogart and Bacall in a publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946).  It was re-cut with 15 minutes more of the just married couple.  It made the plot incomprehensible, but if anybody notices, it’s of no concern, since all the scenes are in the best Hawks style.

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Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946)

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Lauren Bacall soon gets an itchy knee next to Humphrey Bogart in a scene from The Big Sleep (1946)

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Bogart and Bacall were married after they finished The Big Sleep (1946), but before the film’s release.

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Bogart and Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946)

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Bogart and Bacall in a publicity still for The Big Sleep (1946). Lauren’s second film, both with Humphrey and Hawks.

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Bogart and Bacall in a screencap from The Big Sleep (1946)

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

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Bogart and Bacall in a scene from The Big Sleep (1946)

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